Liverpool lead race to sign Werner


Liverpool are leading the race to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

That’s the claim being made in an article by Miguel Delaney of The Independent, who is reporting that the twenty-two year old is of interest to several clubs this Summer.

He writes that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has shown “by far the strongest interest” in the forward, with rivals Manchester United also mentioned as an interested party.

The Germany international has spoken of his desire to move to both Anfield and Old Trafford recently, with United his preferred option, but it is Liverpool who are showing more desire to bring him to the Premier League.

“Yes, playing in the Premier League is a dream for me.” he said.

“I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs.

“But probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better! I’m very comfortable at RB Leipzig, though.

“Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England.

“They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history. When Alex Ferguson was the coach, United won everything and were outstanding.

“In Liverpool it’s also their stadium and the atmosphere. But when I have to decide, I’m more Manchester United than Liverpool.

“I’m now at a point where at some stage in the future I’d like to play in a team that wins titles.” he finished.

Negotiations with the Bundesliga club are unlikely to be straightforward, if the deal to bring Naby Keita to the club this Summer are anything to go by.

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