Liverpool have been warned about Timo Werner’s obscene market value amidst rumours of an Anfield switch.
Werner has done extraordinarily well for himself in the RB Leipzig ranks, scoring 30 goals in 39 appearances this season.
He is now one of the most sought after forwards in Europe, being valued at €55 million according to his release clause. Liverpool are reportedly unwilling to pay that sum even if it seems astonishingly low for a player of his calibre.
RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff said, “It won’t get any cheaper. We will not sell a player below value if he is under contract for more than a year. In general, we always have to ask the following question – can we replace a player if we sell him for less than his market value? But, I only think about those things once I have the facts on the table.”
Werner could easily sell upwards of £100 million if he did not have a release clause – the truth of which is still uncertain. Several sources have claimed that the striker’s current clause worth €55 million has an expiration date – 15 June. He has a contract until June 2023 which means that Leipzig are in no rush to sell.
If his services could really be contracted by paying €55 million, plenty of other European big guns might have pulled the trigger by now, especially Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, Liverpool are still considered the favourites for Werner this summer and will need to stump up a considerable amount of cash to get him.