RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner was determined to walk away from the Bundesliga club for free in 2020. He had made his feelings known about wanting to leave but no clubs came in for him during the summer transfer window. He has now decided to remain with RB Leipzig and this week put his name to a new contract with RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig were so excited to re-sign their top striker that they agreed an incredibly low release clause of €30 million. The release clause won’t put off any of RB Leipzig’s rivals. Instead, it could influence another club to sign the striker next summer knowing they can add him for a low fee.
The German’s pulled off a real coup by re-signing Werner as they can now get something for Werner when they were in line to get nothing whatsoever previously.
Liverpool have shown interest in Werner before. While it would have been great to get him on a free transfer, the price of one of Europe’s top strikers for €30m is a drop in the bucket.
In three full Bundesliga seasons, Werner scored 50 goals. He has already scored two in two matches this season and RB Leipzig will challenge both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for the league title.
Looking at Werner’s goalscoring, it is easy to see why Michael Edwards and Liverpool’s recruitment department are attracted to Werner. He has scored all but two of his 61 career Bundesliga goals inside the 18-yard box. Werner is not a long-range artist making him ideal for the way Liverpool play football.
Timo Werner’s new RB Leipzig contract
The German international is just 23-years old. His new deal will keep him at the Red Bull Arena for four years or until an RB Leipzig rival stumps up €30m to break his release clause.
After signing his new contract with RB Leipzig, Werner spoke to Bundesliga.com. His comments didn’t sound too excited about sticking around Leipzig.
“In the end, I thought it might be best to stick with RB Leipzig,” Werner said. “We have a new coach and better players. I saw that there was potential and I’ve seen that we can really challenge this year, above all.
“I’ve re-signed for Leipzig and I don’t need to say more on the matter. Speculation is up to other people.”
Could RB Leipzig be ready to sell one of their players to Liverpool once more? They previously sold Naby Keita to the Reds and will be far more willing to work with Liverpool rather than Bayern Munich.