Dimitar Berbatov has weighed in on the future of an in-form striker who is presently attracting interest from Premier League and Bundesliga giants.
Timo Werner ought to ignore transfer interest from Liverpool and as an alternative be a part of Bayern Munich, in accordance to former Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen forward Dimitar Berbatov.
The RB Leipzig forward has been in deadly form in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season, with 27 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.
That brilliant strike rate has considered him linked with a Premier League move however Berbatov, who played in each England and Germany, thinks he would be better served staying in his domestic country.
“There have been reviews about Bayern Munich’s interest in Timo Werner, and having played in the Bundesliga, Munich are up there with the largest names like Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus and so on,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“Every season they are up there in the Champions League and they have been dominant in Germany.
“To be honest, it appears like a good move for Werner, he knows the league, they understand him there, he can get used to his environment a lot easier.
“The only element for me that I may question is if he goes there, he will have a lot of opposition to face in Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and probably Leroy Sane, who they are additionally linked with, so there are a lot of similarities for one or two positions.
“But, like I said, it makes more experience for him to go there than move to England where it will in all likelihood take him a bit more time to regulate to things.”
The thought of Werner lining up alongside Lewandowski – who has 39 goals from 33 games this season – is a scary one for opposition defenders.
So too is the prospect of Werner finding a place in Liverpool’s vaunted attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
So prolific are Jurgen Klopp’s star men, that Berbatov thinks they will be pleasant without Werner if he does end up elsewhere.
“When you are a player in that role and a few teams desire you, it feels true however it can make your head spin and you get sleepless nights due to the fact you want to make the right decision,” he added.
“I don’t think Liverpool will miss out if he doesn’t move to Merseyside, their front three are so good.
“I don’t see many players coming close to them at the moment, the way they link up, the way they swap positions is so phenomenal.
“It’s tough to see any person else fitting in the way they do.”