Man Utd & Liverpool look to battle it out for red-hot German striker in January
Man Utd and Liverpool may not be direct rivals in the Premier League, however, there is a battle in January coming over RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
Man Utd has clearly been lacking firepower this season without a recognised striker. The Red Devils currently sit way off the top four and showing no signs of being able to launch a bid to get there anytime soon.
Solskjaer needs a man upfront to bear the burden of finding the back of the net on a regular basis. They think Werner is that man.
On the other hand, Klopp believes Werner is the perfect fit for his top three strike force to push Liverpool forward in the second half of the season. As they bid to end the long drought of title success.
The RB Leipzig striker is on fire in the Bundesliga this season. So far he has 9 goals in 10 games with 3 assists. 13 goals in 15 across all competitions.
Werner has shot Leipzig up to third in the table, above Bayern Munich – another supposed admirer of the German man. However, Sporting director Markus Krosche has rebuffed any chance of Europe’s elite coming in on a January deal, by stating he’s not for sale.
The 58.5m rated by Transfermarkt striker’s price is only going to increase if he keeps on this same trajectory. Wisely Leipzig would want to hold out to summer where the price could peak of any outgoing transfer.
If Man Utd or Liverpool is to be successful in a bid to bring the German to the Premier League. Then you can only imagine offers very much north of 90m would see Leipzig contemplate a move.