Timo Werner has signed a contract till 2023 with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, putting to bed rumors of him moving to a different place this season. The German International was rumored to be a Liverpool target in the summer, but Jurgen Klopp insisted against making any high-profile signings during the summer transfer window.
Werner has been among the Bundesliga’s brightest strikers in recent season, being Leipzig’s top scorer for the past few years now. At only 23-years-of age, he’s already scored 73 goals in his professional career and been featured in the Bundesliga’s goal-scoring charts in recent season. There were rumors of Liverpool wanting a forward for this season, after Roberto Firmino’s injuries worries caused some concern towards the end of last season.
However, after Divock Origi’s UEFA Champions League heroics earning him a prominent position in the squad, Klopp opted for going with whatever he has. Young striker Rhian Brewster is also waiting in the wings after having scored four goals in their pre-season campaign a few months earlier.
Werner, however, was delighted to secure his future with Leipzig and was full of good words after signing the deal. ‘I’m glad that I signed with RB Leipzig and thus extended my contract,’ he stated.
“Of course, this process has been going on for a very long time, but I really wanted to be completely sure that I could take the next steps in the development of this club. And for the right reasons you just need a little longer. Now I can fully concentrate on playing with our team as successful season as possible.”, he further added.
Werner’s also been a target for Bayern Munich this summer and it was the advances being made by the German giants which compelled Leipzig to make him sign a new contract. Werner is a good outside bet for the golden boot in the Bundesliga, an outcome you can back using this Pinnacle bonus code. Of course, a result like that will make it even more likely that he moves away from Leipzeg in the future, which is why the new contract makes sense for both sides.
Liverpool look just fine with their striking-duo this season, with Origi and Firmino both having given some bright performances in recent weeks.
The Belgian has netted only that one goal during the opening day thrashing of Norwich City which set up their season well, while Firmino also netted that sweet goal against Southampton to make it two wins in two. Brewster, meanwhile, is yet to even make the bench for a Premier League game so far this season, but should get more opportunities once the UEFA Champions League and the domestic cups gets underway.
While Werner is guaranteed to stay at Leipzig for at least the entirety of this season, Liverpool can go for him next summer if need be. After only having spent €1.9 million on young defender Sepp van den Berg this summer, they’ll have good cash to spend next year.