Liverpool leading race for 24-year-old German centre-forward

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Timo Werner has reportedly decided he wants a transfer to the Reds after holding negotiations with coach Jurgen Klopp. The 24-year-old centre-forward has made this decision despite also being a target for Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Liverpool supporters will no doubt be pleased with this update following some reports that suggested they might be losing their grip on Germany international that has been heavily linked with them for so long.

Liverpool had pulled out of talks as they weren’t willing to pay Timo’s £50m release clause. However, Todo Fichajes claim RB Leipzig now look ready to accept more like €40-50m for their star footballer, so possibly as low as £36m.

That could be a real bargain for a footballer of Werner’s ability, with the German striker also surely having his best years ahead of him. It’s easy to see why big names like Blaugrana and Nerazzurri were also reportedly interested in him, and they’ll no doubt be disappointed to miss out.

Reds don’t exactly look in need of more additions up front due to already having perhaps the best front three in world football in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Still, Timo’s availability on the cheap might mean he’s just too good to turn down, and his numbers suggest he’s more of a goal threat than Firmino, so could bring something different to Liverpool.