Barcelona are looking forward to signing RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner. The Blaugrana have identified the German international as the ideal solution to their striking problem. He is also considered as a perfect supporting cast to Lionel Messi in attack.
Barca brought in Antoine Griezmann last summer from Atletico Madrid in a Big money move. He has scored 14 goals in all competitions for Barca. According to reports Barcelona will listen to offers for the player in the summer. Premier league giants, Chelsea and Manchester United have indicated an interest in the player. And it looks like Griezmann’s Time at Camp Nou is coming to an abrupt end.
The club has suffered with injuries to strikers this season. Luiz Suarez is out till April after undergoing a surgery to correct a troublesome kneel. The ageing striker is expected to return and participate in the title run in and also help the side in the later stages of the UEFA champions league.
Ousmane Dembele is another striker that is out with injury. The young Frenchman has not enjoyed consistency since making the move to Barcelona in 2017. He was signed from Borussia Dortmund to serve as the replacement for Neymar, who left Barca for PSG in a world record deal. But the 22-year-old has failed to live to expectations so far. He is currently sidelined for six months after undergoing surgery. After the season ending injury suffered by Dembele, Barca were given dispensation to sign a cover for the player outside the transfer window. The club signed Martin Braithwaite from Leganese. The deal is expected to be a quick fix.
The club will go all out for Werner in the summer. The player is considered the next big thing in German football. He is expected to lead the line for Germany in the next European championship in 2021 and World Cup 2022 the following summer.
Timo Werner is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best strikers at the moment, with 27 goals and 12 assists in all competitions.