Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Bayern Munich transfer target and RB Leipzig star Timo Werner. And the Reds have a major advantage when it comes to any potential transfer.
Liverpool and Bayern have both been tipped to lure Werner away from RB Leipzig with the transfer window now open.
The Germany international is primed to leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer having spent the last three years at the Red Bull Arena.
It has been claimed by transfer guru Ian McGarry that Liverpool have intensified their efforts to sign the striker in recent times, saying: “We mentioned a few weeks ago on the podcast that they have an interest in Timo Werner at RB Leipzig.
“And that interest has increased I’m led to believe in the last two weeks.”
Bayern, when it comes to the transfer market, are no small fish. Niko Kovac’s side remain a popular club to join.
But Liverpool have an ace up their sleeve when it comes to any potential battle: regular football.
Bayern are primed to overhaul their squad this summer.
They have already signed Lucas Hernandez on a pre-contract agreement and are chasing Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Werner is also in their sights, with Bayern always on the lookout for the biggest and best players in German football.
However, he would not be guaranteed to start. Far from it.
Manager Kovac likes to play with a single striker and Robert Lewandowski, despite his advancing years, remains undroppable.
The Poland international was supposedly the subject of a shock enquiry from Manchester United and PSG recently.
Bayern are struggling to tie their talisman down to a new contract.
But they are eager to keep Lewandowski and the veteran would NOT accept a substitutes role at the club.
As a result, that gives Liverpool the edge.
Roberto Firmino has led the line for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and fared well, striking up a terrific understanding with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
But Klopp supposedly feels a new centre-forward is needed if they are to pip Manchester City to the Premier League title next year.
While Firmino is an energetic presence, he is not as ruthless as Werner in front of goal.
The Brazil international could yet be a regular but playing behind the German rather than in his place.
Liverpool can offer Werner regular football and Bayern, simply, can not.
Whether that proves decisive in any transfer chase, however, is something only time will tell.
Source: Daily Express
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