Liverpool on Alert as Werner Refuses Leipzig Contract Extension

Timo Werner has informed RB Leipzig that he will not be signing a new contract. His current deal expires in 2020, and the Bundesliga side had already expressed a strong stance that they would sell the striker this summer rather that allow the contract to enter its final 12 months.

Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff spoke to Sky Sports in Germany.

“We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to us that he would rather not extend,” he said.

RB Leipzig v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga : News Photo
Timo Werner of Leipzig battles for the ball with Elvis Rexhbecaj of Wolfsburg (L) during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg at Red Bull Arena on April 13, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

This development is certain to cause an uproar as top European clubs prepare for the upcoming transfer window. Liverpool, like Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, have been linked with the 23-year-old Germany international in the past, and according to Liverpool Echo, they are on “transfer alert” in view of the situation.

Veselin Trajkovic

A sports enthusiast, Liverpool FC fan, writing for several blogs, likes to focus on football for what it is, rather than stats or bias. Writing for FOAR since its inception.

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