Timo Werner transfer deal placed on hold by Liverpool
The potential Timo Werner transfer to Liverpool has been put on hold. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the football world unlike anything else in our lifetime. The situation has affected not just on-field activities but off-field ones as well, including recruitment.
This is usually the time clubs start planning to make their summer moves. According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool will hold off on making theirs as the club has currently put all contract talks and recruitment on hold owing to the uncertainty revolving around the crisis.
One of the high profile deals to suffer as a consequence is that of German ace Timo Werner. The Reds have been heavily linked with the prolific 24-year-old who has led the Leipzig side with aplomb this season.
Werner has a £51million release clause that needs to be activated by the end of April. The player too is receptive of a move to Anfield but is now forced to wait due to the circumstances. Not only is there a question mark over the future of the current season, but the fate of the summer transfer market is also shrouded in uncertainty. The Reds will hold off on any deals to bolster their squad until things become clearer.
No new contracts offered…yet
The Reds have offered a slew of new contracts to their key players since last season. The immediate futures of these key players is guaranteed on Merseyside. The only exception is Gini Wijnaldum, whose contract expires next summer.
A similar fate concerns Dejan Lovren. The defender is not short of suitors and was recently linked with a move away this summer.
According to the report, Jurgen Klopp is keen on keeping the player, however, no contract has been offered by Liverpool. How the club decides to tackle the situation remains to be seen.
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The Reds are currently 25 points clear of Manchester City in the English Premier League. It remains to be seen when the league resumes so that the Reds can secure the six points needed to guarantee the title.