According to ESPN, Manchester United have not given up on a move for Timo Werner.
Werner has been strongly tipped to sign for Liverpool, who are the favourites at present to sign him. This is because they are currently already at the top of the league, and have German boss Jürgen Klopp in charge.
Liverpool’s advantage is clear, but not insurmountable. It is good to see United are still involved and remain an option.
Given the advantage our bitter rivals have, if United could pull this deal off, it would be a real statement, and a pivotal moment in our bid to catch them next season.
It would be an even more impressive signing than Jason Sancho, for the reason that the Dortmund winger has been tipped to sign for United for well over a year now. It is almost expected that he will sign.
Liverpool have felt the same way over Werner, so if we can prise him away from their grasp, it will be an even bigger coup.
Werner is currently enjoying the best season of his career. He has 30 goals in 38 games for Leipzig this season so far.
It’s not impossible he hits the 40 goal mark still. He would be a tremendous addition for our frontline, especially as he is capable of playing out wide if required, although obviously his best position is through the middle.
For now, we have hope, and Werner himself fuelled this in March when he told Sky Sports that a move to United could give him real glory, rather than skipping straight to a team at the top of the league.
He said: “Do you want to go to that kind of team [Liverpool], because the situation is already that hard for each member and you want to be a part of it? That’s one point you have to look at.
“The other side are teams which need some big changes, because they just won a few big titles, but they are not able to compete on the highest level anymore. For me Manchester United is one of these teams.
“So at this point of my career I’m asking myself: do I want to be part of a new team, to build up something new, or do I want to stay at my team and make something great?”
We should not get our hopes up too much. It will only hurt more if he does sign for Liverpool. Having to face him next season won’t be easy.
At the moment we have a chance though, and it is good to see United are still actively considering a move (less considering and more action please Ed).
If United can win the race for Werner, it would be huge.
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