Timo Werner To Liverpool? – ‘Spending £60M On Striker Is Exciting’ And Deal Should Be Completed
The former striker believes Jurgen Klopp will have funds made available, permitting him to invest closely into another established attacker like Werner.
Timo Werner has the potential to be an interesting addition at Liverpool, admits John Aldridge, with there every reason to believe that an offer of £60 million-plus ($74m) could be tabled.
Those at Anfield are stated to be mulling over an approach for the prolific RB Leipzig striker, as Jurgen Klopp seeks to add greater depth to his attacking ranks.
The Reds are far from the only side said to be showing interest in the Germany international, with his strike rate in the Bundesliga making him an desirable proposition to any ambitious club.
Liverpool, though, have completed smart business in the transfer market over recent times, allowing them to enjoy huge success on the field, whilst further departures are being mooted.
That means funds are possibly to be made available in the subsequent window, with Aldridge of the opinion that Werner would be a shrewd addition.
The former Reds striker told the Liverpool Echo: “We would need another centre-half if Dejan Lovren goes but, as many have stated on a variety of occasions, it’s up front where we need quality back-up and that is the place I would anticipate to see Liverpool doing some business.
“It’s amazing we have been capable to get through the season the way we have without any significant injuries to Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino however you cannot expect to be that lucky every season.
“I have to say Timo Werner is the one who excites me the most when it comes to the potential targets who ought to be coming in.
“He looks to have all the attributes you would desire from a striker in a Jurgen Klopp team and all the noises coming out of his camp seem to indicate that he would really like to play for Liverpool.
“And due to the fact of those going out of the club and off the wage bill, we will have money to balance the books so if Liverpool go out and spend £60+ million I’ve got no trouble with that because it is money generated through player income and obviously from being successful the pitch as well.
“The club have had a record-breaking year and the money will nonetheless be in the bank. Man Utd might go out and spend £200m – and to be honest they possibly need to – and City have a fair bit of rejigging to do, with class players like David Silva and Fernandinho getting older however they both have a better job at hand than Liverpool do.
“We’re in the fortunate position where we can cherry-pick one or two just to build on the quality squad we have already got and that will give us an advantage when we finally begin the new season.”
Liverpool, who have additionally been linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, are presently waiting on a resumption of the 2019-20 campaign, with a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League table leaving them inside touching distance of a first title triumph in 30 years.