Athletic journalist James Pearce has claimed that Timo Werner to Liverpool is by no means a done deal, despite various such suggestions in the media.
Some accounts on Twitter claimed that he’d reported positively about the probable transfer during a Q&A session which could only be read by those signed up to his publication.
The journalist has strongly refuted the claim – and in fact, just said that Liverpool would need another forward due to the AFCON being played mid-season, though he agreed that Timo Werner would be cheaper Jadon Sancho.
Just checked what I said about Werner on that Q&A…
I think another attacker has to be the priority with AFCON kicking in. Werner would certainly be a cheaper option to Sancho. Werner has been mentioned but sources dismissed suggestions there was any kind of agreement in place
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) February 9, 2020
Werner might be a good signing for the Reds. As a 23-years-old, he has just enough experience to shine at various levels of football and he is primed for a big move.
Liverpool signed Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino around a similar age, you’ll remember – and all three went on to become world-renowned superstars.
Sancho is an exceptional talent as well, but the fact he’d cost over £100m makes us consider his potential arrival as far less likely.
There’s a chance the Reds will have an unknown quantity lined up, of course, as they did with Takumi Minamino.