Timo Werner: Why the RB Leipzig striker is in demand | Football News

Nick Wright

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Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked with the 24-year-old, who has a £52m release clause

Last Updated: 28/04/20 12:54pm

Timo Werner has scored 27 goals for RB Leipzig this season

The speculation over Timo Werner’s future intensified last week with the news that he is “ready to sign for Liverpool” if his £52m release clause is met. His name has long been linked with the European champions and they are not the only Premier League club said to be monitoring him.

It is hardly surprising that he is a player in demand. Over the course of the last four years with RB Leipzig, the 24-year-old has established himself as one of the most exciting young players in the Bundesliga.

This season has been his best yet, with 27 goals scored in 36 games in all competitions so far, taking his overall total for RB Leipzig to 88 in 150 appearances. For the German national side, meanwhile, he boasts a total of 11 goals in 29 games.

His RB Leipzig tally for this season includes four goals in the Champions League, one of which came during Leipzig’s 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in February.

Werner certainly played like he was eager to prove a point on English soil that night in north London, scoring coolly from the penalty spot in the second half and causing Spurs major problems throughout with his explosive speed and movement…