Manchester United and Liverpool have a massive chasm of difference between them in terms of standings in the Premier League table. With 31 points to brag of after 11 games, Jurgen Klopp’s table-topping side look certain to fight for the title while United’s 13 points and present 10th place standing makes them appear doubtful for even a Europa League finish at the end of the season.
It certainly seems that a reversal of fortune is in place with the Red Devils finding themselves where Liverpool was over six years ago. The Merseyside Reds’ ascent back to European glory was brought on by massive spending in the transfer windows and now United look poised to do just that as well.
In fact, one of their upcoming deals may involve hijacking the Anfield outfit’s hopes.
As per the Mirror, Manchester United are looking to rival Liverpool’s January bid to purchase Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
The 23-year-old striker has proven to be a prolific goalscorer since last season and has a £27 million buyout clause in his recently renewed contract.
Further, the report claims that United are hoping to offer more gametime to the German international than Klopp’s side. While a frontline studded with the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane will be hard to break into, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company don’t exactly provide a more attractive alternative either.
Presently, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial function from the lone striker’s position, occasionally being deployed as the front two as well.
Acquiring a clinical finisher looks to be the need of the hour at Old Trafford and the youngster’s relatively cheaper pricetag and brimming potential make him an attractive bet.
However, United seem unlikely to make it to big glory for quite a while and considering that Werner’s summer dream destination was Bayern Munich, it may be a very hard sell.