Liverpool are said to have withdrawn from talks with Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner due to a different rating from the player.
The 24-year-old, who has been one of Europe’s best snipers this season, has a £ 50m release clause in the region.
However, due to the current financial instability caused by the coronavirus crisis, the Reds now value it at less than £ 30 million on the market and because of the difference in price range, the team of Jurgen Klopp will not prosecute Werner, according to The mirror.
Liverpool reportedly pulled out of talks for Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a stake in Werner but will not continue
TIMO WERNER THIS SEASON
- Appearances: 39
- Goals: 30
- Aid: 12
- Yellow / red: 4/0
Statistics in all competitions according to Transfermarkt
The report says that despite Klopp’s interest in working with the German international, and vice versa, the transfer market has been reversed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on football. .
Liverpool, according to the report, has a good relationship with RB Leipzig, but the £ 20 million difference in their assessments of Werner means that no deal will be concluded in the coming months.
On Wednesday evening, Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said: [Leipzig’s valuation of Werner] will not be cheaper. We will not sell a player below their value if they have been under contract for more than a year.
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff insists club won’t sell Werner for less than £ 50m
“In general, we always ask the question: can we replace a player if we sell it at a price below its market value?
The Reds have a long-standing interest in the striker, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season.
Werner, who recently called Klopp “the best coach in the world,” can now see the remaining three years of his contract at Red Bull Arena, or seek a move elsewhere – even if Anfield was supposed to be his favorite destination.
Werner is a top scorer and has scored 30 times for RB Leipzig this season
Inter Milan and Barcelona are also keeping an eye on Werner’s situation, although they know that business will be different this summer due to the football break and the financial impact it has had on clubs across Europe.
Despite this news, Liverpool remains full of offensive talents, with Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri for the deadly trio of striker Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Werner, meanwhile, failed to find the back of the net in Leipzig’s 2-2 draw against Hertha Berlin on Wednesday after scoring a hat-trick this weekend against Mainz.
Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool have been deadly in recent years