Manchester United is actively monitoring the situation of Timo Werner in anticipation of a potential transfer, as detailed by Fabrizio Romano, who outlined the crucial factors that need to unfold for the deal to materialize.
Werner, who made a move to the Premier League in July 2020 with Chelsea from RB Leipzig, aimed to replicate his Bundesliga success.
Despite contributing to Chelsea’s trophy triumphs, including the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup, Werner became known for squandering scoring opportunities.
In an unexpected turn of events, Manchester United emerged as potential suitors for the 27-year-old, as reported by Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, indicating an inquiry from the Red Devils and Werner being on their radar.
Confirming the surprising interest, Romano stated in an interview with CaughtOffside that the progress of the potential deal hinges largely on the appointment of Man Utd’s new sporting director.
He mentioned, “The situation is less clear with Timo Werner, despite my understanding being that United have asked to be kept informed on his situation as it’s possible he could leave RB Leipzig this January after becoming unhappy at the club.”
Romano emphasized that there is no advanced development at this stage, and the actions of the new director at Old Trafford will be pivotal in determining the course of the deal.
As Man Utd looks to fill the vacuum left by transfer chief John Murtough, the potential acquisition of Werner, who faced challenges at Chelsea, could be met with skepticism from fans and pundits associated with the club.
The German striker’s struggles were highlighted by former Man Utd captain Roy Keane and ex-Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson, making the move a subject of surprise and scrutiny.