According to Sky Sports journalist Nick Wright, Man City could be ‘tempted‘ to make a move for long-time Liverpool target Timo Werner in the summer as a potential replacement for club legend Sergio Aguero – and the player is currently available for £52 million.
Werner, who has bagged some impressive numbers in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 21 goals and assisting seven others over 24 league starts, is currently one of our rivals’ top targets for the summer – with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reportedly having ‘meetings scheduled‘ to sign the German attacker.
Should City usurp Liverpool in the race for Werner?
However, given his superb form this season, our Premier League rivals may face competition from other worthy suitors for the 24-year-old’s signature – and the Sky Blues may well be one of them alongside Chelsea and Man United.
Indeed, according to the journalist, Pep Guardiola may be preparing for life without Aguero very soon as the striker approaches his twilight years – potentially motivating future interest in Werner who has proved himself a viable goalscorer in Europe’s top divisions.
According to WhoScored, compared to City’s club icon, the Germany international has averaged a superior amount of shots per game domestically this season – all the while notching more goals and assists in that time.
Judging by these numbers, it’s clear to see why we could possibly be tempted to join the race, but his £52 million release clause expires in mid-June.
So, if Pep does want the forward, he may have to race against the clock.