Liverpool fans were told this morning that there is a possibility we could sign Timo Werner this summer, but then send the German back on loan to Rb Leipzig.
The report is from Bild, but Reds were not too pleased when Bundesliga journalist Ronan Murphy announced it on Twitter.
In many ways, it seems like it would be an odd decision. Werner has a release-clause, which means we’re under no pressure to smooth a deal with Rb Leipzig as they’re legally bound to sell for an agreed price.
We also have to deal with extended absence of both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah next season, as both will be at the AFCON with Senegal and Egypt respectively.
As a few fans have pointed out, this type of deal would only make sense if the Reds are planning on bringing in another attacker.
So if Werner joins and leaves on loan, maybe Jadon Sancho comes in as well – but we admit that’s very speculative chat!
Literally makes no sense. Front three in desperate need of competition and we have Mane/Salah missing for 6 weeks bc of AFCON
— ً (@szlfc) March 8, 2020
Makes zero sense and LFC is not a charity.
— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) March 8, 2020
Only if Lpool get Sancho aswell this year.
Then a loan for Werner is a good thing.
Maybe Salah is off summer 2021?
— Lars Ivar Hansen (@LarsIvarHansen1) March 9, 2020
Genuinely the stupidest thing av seen all day.
— John Hendrick (@John84Hendrick) March 8, 2020
And why in the world would we want to do that?
— Wakes (@RidhwaanOnline) March 9, 2020
It's general knowledge that he has a release clause at this point, so why would we do something as moronic as that.
— Mentality_GIANTS (@Mental1tyG1ANTS) March 8, 2020
I don’t think this is a good idea. We waited for Naby and lost out on his outstanding form; we haven’t seen it since. This will happen again with Werner if a loan-back is agreed.
— Ravi Dayaram (@Rav5tagram) March 9, 2020
If this was the case then another attacker would be signed surely
— Carson (@WC_LFC_Torres) March 8, 2020