Barely an hour goes by without Liverpool's apparent interest in Timo Werner being updated – but it is a remarkably difficult task to find new or insightful information about the transfer saga.
We say transfer saga, but that would indicate an official communication between Liverpool and RB Leipzig that we all know about. In fact, the vast majority of articles published about Werner are based on very little – and are often simply re-emerging versions of the article you read on another website an hour earlier.
So have there actually been any developments in this story? Well, you can stop browsing NewsNow because we have done the hard work for you and summarized what all the major news agencies have said about the history of the summer, which it certainly won't be.
It is not the news that Liverpool fans want to hear, and certainly not the news that gossip traders want to hear, but the well-connected James Pearce reported on May 19 that Liverpool was probably not "due to the financial damage this summer." will have major signings "caused by COVID-19.
However, this is unlikely not to mean definitely not, so we can assume that the Werner updates will still be available.
Indeed, Pearce's latest exclusive program follows him and tells the podcast of The Red Agenda that Werner "set his heart" on moving to Anfield, a message supported by equally well connected David Ornstein, who was on May 15th came back to The Athletic and reported about Werner only wants to go to Liverpool and stays in Leipzig for another year if no transfer can be arranged this summer
Despite the interest of Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea too. Now Liverpool only has to decide whether it can afford to part with £ 52 million to meet its release clause. This actually expires on June 15, but The Athletic reported on the possibility of this date being postponed – along with everything else in football.
Financial reality of COVID-19 for #LFC and impact on transfer plans.
Kein No match day is expected until 2021
⚽️ Media decline due to TV discounts
£ Commercial £ affected by sponsorship / retail uncertainty
⚽️ No lucrative friendly games / cheaper offers for Randstarshttps: //t.co/O8CHlUlSiY
– James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC), May 20, 2020
Whether the outlets have real information from the club or just make educated guesses is controversial, but David Maddock, another with strong ties to Merseyside, reported on May 1 that Liverpool will try to cut spending as much as possible possible in view of dramatically lower incomes. & # 39;
Maddock writes that this will mean "withdrawing her interest in Werner and waiting to see if it becomes available at a much lower price, possibly next summer."
Le 10 Sport
You may be wondering what a French publication is doing to report a Premier League club's interest in a Bundesliga player, but Le 10 Sport released an exclusive product on May 19 that claims Jürgen Klopp had Werner " called several times to explain his ambitions and plans for the game forward in Anfield.
However, they do suggest that Werner's arrival would either depend on Sadio Mane, who is being courted by Real Madrid, or Mohamed Salah, who is leaving to make room for the top three. Both players get the same option, says Le 10 Sport: extend your contracts or leave.
You might think Liverpool's local newspaper would be an easy place to find concrete updates, but a "Timo Werner" + "Liverpool Echo" Google will return 249,000 results, so we'll suggest there is some filler in there.
However, Liverpool editor-in-chief Ian Doyle's latest article on Thursday was similar to The Athletic and Daily Mirror, claiming that the likely severe loss in value of players they wanted to sell this summer would jeopardize Liverpool's approach.
The Reds echoed that they were betting substantial sums by selling players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Dejan Lovren, and Harry Wilson to provide money for a marquee signing like Werner, but such fringe men could be financially less valuable than Liverpool, to some extent might consider keeping them going instead, ”writes Doyle.
And the rest
You are unlikely to find a lot that goes beyond what has been reported in the above four outlets.
But when did a good transfer story never stop adding something?
For example, based on the updates to the drop in sales from sales that threaten the Werner deal, several stores have turned history upside down to make some very tempting headlines.
"Liverpool finances Timo Werner deal by selling three players" – ESPN.
"Three players that Liverpool will hopefully sell to fund Timo Werner's transfer" – Daily Mirror.
"Liverpool has put three players up for sale to fund Timo Werner's summer transfer" – Daily Express.
"Liverpool sells three players to fund Werner's commitment" – talkSPORT.
"The four Liverpool stars Liverpool could sell to fund Timo Werner's transfer" – CaughtOffside.
Complete rubbish, safe, but still tempting.
Then there are headlines like Football Insiders "Man United conference call may reveal Liverpool's hopes of signing Werner". They certainly can't be held responsible for the click, but the gist of the story is that United estimated a pandemic loss of £ 23m.
The message here is likely to be that Liverpool, when losing its rivals, will realize that they cannot afford Werner. They obviously haven't kept an eye on their own books.
But with no news to come anytime soon – and the very real possibility that Liverpool won't sign Werner this year at all – you can expect a hell of a lot more from this bullshit in the coming months.
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