Liverpool “no longer interested” in Timo Werner because release clause issues

May 28, 2020

Liverpool have reportedly withdrawn from the race to sign RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner after deeming his €50m release clause too expensive.

Werner has been heavily linked with the Anfield club and other top European clubs, after scoring 30 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions this season.


According to Mirror Sport, Liverpool value the 24-year-old at ‘less than €30m’ due to his contractual situation (two years left) amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Jürgen Klopp is understood to have spoken with Werner on several occasions but is prepared to miss out, insisting the club cannot overpay.

The Germany international could even consider staying at RB Leipzig next season, which would make their €50m valuation more difficult next summer with 12 months left on his deal.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter have also expressed an interest.