Timo Werner agent tells Man Utd and Chelsea that Liverpool transfer is all but done
Timo Werner’s transfer to Liverpool is “effectively done”, Manchester United and Chelsea have been told by the player’s agent. The two clubs have also been warned that they would now be “wasting their time” if they continue their pursuit of the RB Leipzig striker, according to reports.
The 24-year-old is having an outstanding season for RB Leipzig and so far this campaign he has scored 31 goals and has provided 12 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been a long-time admirer of his compatriot and according to The Transfer Window Podcast, Werner has already agreed personal terms with the Reds.
“Werner has agreed personal terms with Liverpool,” transfer expert Ian McGarry said on the show.
“On a five-year contract that will pay the player around £140,000-a-week.”
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Other teams have also been linked with making a move for Werner this summer, including United and Chelsea, but McGarry claims they have been told they would be wasting their time by chasing the player this summer.
“It has been widely reported that Chelsea and Manchester United have been interested in the player,” McGarry added.
“Our information is that’s not the case.
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“The reason for that is that they believe and have been told by the player’s representatives that a deal is effectively done to Liverpool.
“And effectively they would be wasting their time.
“The reason that these rumours have been circulated, is because RB Leipzig are concerned they will not achieve the €60m, which is currently running at £49.4m in the commercial exchange rate, that they could get for a player who is 24 remember and has scored 25 Bundesliga goals this season.”
McGarry claims that Liverpool have decided against triggering Werner’s release clause because they think they can sign the player for less than this amount, given the current state of the market.
He also claims that Klopp has contacted Werner on at least three occasions to reassure the player that the Reds are still interested in him and that they are now seeking to agree on a fee with RB Leipzig.
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“Liverpool have failed to offer the clause of €60m, on the basis that they believe the player can be gotten for a smaller price when the market reopens officially,” McGarry added.
“And because of the economic climate in football has been much distorted and devalued by the current crisis in regards to the pandemic.
“We also understand that Klopp has spoken to the player via facetime or zoom calls on at least three occasions in the last two and a half months.
“To reassure him that he is very much still wanted by the club and he must sit tight and wait for them to agree the fee with his club.”
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