Real Madrid was in for Timo during January but this was only after a load of other talks went around the media circuit.
Immediately after Chelsea’s transfer ban was lifted, the German hitman was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. This also due to the Reds supposedly pulling out of the Werner race, following many months of being the most likely destination for the player.
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They were under the impression a Bayern Munich bid will come in and they would fail in their attempt to land him. This in return, is a team the player has been holding out for as he prefers a switch to the German giants, rather than joining up with a club in another country. Things have since changed, and the striker is now open to any move anywhere.
This is where Real Madrid appeared to take pole position. A Karim Benzema long-term replacement is in need (even though he signed a new contract), and new boy Luka Jovic‘s has not been up to scratch. The Los Blancos rebuild is in motion and so far the signings made last summer has proved to be bad business. The crazy bit is, Real Madrid still lay first in the Spanish Top Flight standings.
So what do we understand about this Timo transfer saga? The bidding war for the top striker is already in motion. Leipzig is already in the driving seat with all these clubs enquiring. If Munich comes back in (which I think won’t happen as they try to get a bigger priority signing in, in the shape of Leroy Sane) they will throw a spanner in the works.
Werner wants a move to the Allianz Arena, so he will push hard, acknowledging only the buyout clause. So this will most likely take centre stage at the start of the summer window.