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Liverpool urged to sign ‘best talent in Europe’ Werner by ex-Premier League striker Fjortoft

The Germany international has become a complete attacker and is good enough to star for Jurgen Klopp’s team, the former Norway forward says
Liverpool should do their best to sign RB Leipzig star Timo Werner this summer, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.

The 24-year-old forward has impressed for Julian Nagelsmann’s outfit this season and has been heavily linked to a move to Anfield, but Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona are all reportedly interested.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are said to be in the running too, however Werner said earlier this month that he would be more tempted by a move abroad than a move to Bayern.

Werner’s contract includes a €60 million (£54m/$66m) release clause that expires on June 15 and Leipzig’s chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff warned suitors this week that he “won’t get any cheaper”.

Nagelsmann says the Germany international has become even more dangerous since adding a new dimension to his game. Former striker Fjortoft agrees with the Leipzig boss and feels Liverpool have a responsibility to after a talent of his calibre.

“He is good enough for Liverpool, and as with any team, when the best talent in Europe is available, they have to go for him,” he said on Sky Sports.

“If you see Timo Werner this year, with Julien Nagelsmann, this big prospect of managers, he has turned him into a more complete player. He is now going deeper, a more complete player, and Nagelsmann should be proud of that.

“Timo Werner said if he will leave RB Leipzig, it will be abroad.

“Do I think he will go to Liverpool? It is hard to say in these times, as RB Leipzig’s CEO said there is no chance you will get a cut price for Timo Werner, but let’s be honest, if Liverpool want a player, they will get that player!”

Although the speculation surrounding his future is increasing, Nagelsmann insists the attacker has not been distracted, as he continues to fire in the goals for Leipzig. Werner netted a hat-trick in last week’s 5-0 trouncing of Mainz, taking his goal tally for the season to 30 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.

Leipzig are currently third in the German top-flight, two points behind Borussia Dortmund and a further seven adrift of leaders Bayern.

Source: Goal

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