Liverpool target RB Leipiz striker Timo Werner

Liverpool have listed RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner as one of their chief transfer targets for next summer’s transfer window. The 21-year-old German has been in great form since arriving at RB Leipzig for the 2016-17 season; and his form has caught the eye of several teams around Europe, including Liverpool, who are ready to pay in excess of the £22.5 million valuation for Werner.

According to RB Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff, the club are in no hurry to sell the in-form striker as the player does not have a release clause in his current club contract. Werner’s contract with the German club runs until 2020.

Werner tallied 21 goals for Leipzig last season and was the golden boot winner at last summer’s Confederations Cup. He is expected to be a part of Germany’s World Cup squad next summer.

Werner joined RB Leipzig in the summer of 2016 ahead of the club’s first ever season in the Bundesliga. The German was sold to the energy drink powered team from Stuttgart for £9m. Werner had previously played for Stuttgart’s youth teams.

Liverpool are not the only club attempting to land Werner in the transfer market as Real Madrid have also been linked to the German international. Real Madrid are considering a move for Werner in the ashes of their failed attempt to sign Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman ended up moving to Paris Saint-Germain instead of the Santiago Bernabeu.

Liverpool have already agreed a deal with RB Leipzig to sign highly rated midfielder Naby Keita next summer for £48m.

Timo Werner 2017-18 key stats:

  • 3 goals in 3 Bundesliga appearances
  • 2 key passes per game
  • 80.6% pass success rate
  • 3.7 shots per game