Liverpool has told Timo Werner representatives they need some time to decide whether to make a formal foreign bid to Germany while waiting to see what impact coronavirus will have on the next transfer window.
After four years at RB Leipzig, Werner is ready to leave this summer, and Liverpool is in the right position to sign the 24-year-old, having made their confidence in him known a few months earlier.
Werner is interested in a potential experience abroad and told Bayern Munich that it is not possible to move to another Bundesliga team. According to The Guardian, the escape clause in the striker’s contract that stands at 60 million euros is still valid.
Liverpool is able to obtain a better understanding of what will lead this summer, before closing any deals in the next few weeks, during the transfer market. The coronavirus pandemic is sure to disrupt this summer’s market, even for big teams, and Liverpool isn’t ready to devote €60 m to one guy.
Klopp is a huge admirer of Werner, who scored 72 goals in Leipzig’s 118 League games, and the striker was supposed to be Liverpool’s top priority this summer if they’d like to invest in a team 25 points behind Manchester City.
There are also several other clubs interested in Werner depending on the success of their transfer business. Werner’s first choice would probably be Liverpool, but it will also list other Premier League clubs, as well as Inter and Juventus in Italy. Barcelona is still an option unless they sign Inter’s Lautaro Martínez.