According to a recent report from Sport Bild, Liverpool are ‘haggling‘ over long-time Reds target Timo Werner and are not willing to pay his £52 million release clause – despite the fact he is seemingly on our radar as a priority.
Werner, who has turned the heads of critics with his brilliant individual performances this season, scoring 24 goals in just 27 Bundesliga starts, is currently at the centre of Jurgen Klopp’s interest as we search for an out-and-out centre forward.
Should Liverpool simply pay Werner's release clause?
Yes, just get the deal done!
No, haggle a bit more
However, despite his pedigree, Michael Edwards and Klopp seem to be stalling on his release clause and are apparently unwilling to pay before it expires on June 15 – and Werner’s current club also won’t negotiate a lower fee.
As a result, the Reds and Leipzig appear to be at a crossroads over agreeing on a deal – with our hopes of acquiring the 24-year-old seemingly suffering a blow.
Werner has been touted to sign at Anfield over the last few months, as Sport Bild also report, Klopp even held a ‘virtual meeting‘ with the player in order to agree on personal terms and discuss a Premier League switch.
However, this alleged stance from Liverpool could jeopardise the move entirely, with RB Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff explaining that his price tag ‘won’t get any cheaper‘.
Whether or not we compromise on this remains to be seen, but this latest update could spell trouble.