RB Leipzig chief refuses to rule out Liverpool-linked Werner staying in Germany this summer amid COVID-19 crisis

Football postponed

COVID-19’s impact has been felt across the footballing world.

The Premier League, as of writing, is postponed until at least the 30th of April, but even that date seems somewhat premature at the moment, with some speculating that football could return as late as October.

Spanish football, including La Liga, has on Monday been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus.

And both the Euros and Copa America have been pushed back until 2021.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur and Timo Werner of RB Leipzig during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Werner’s Liverpool move in doubt?

As well as COVID-19 causing games to be postponed, it looks as though it could have an impact on clubs’ transfer plans.

It was reported this past weekend that a number of top Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Chelsea, could be forced to rein in their transfer plans this summer due to COVID-19.

And now, RB Leipzig’s sporting director has hinted that the current crisis could see Timo Werner remain in Germany.

Leipzig’s sporting director stated that he is aware Werner has attracted interest from other clubs:

“It is clear that Timo has attracted interest from other clubs for his great performances with his goals and assists.

“England has the same problems as we do. The crisis affects not just one league, it has a global impact, and we cannot say whether things will be the same in six months.”

One of those clubs has reportedly been Liverpool. But when asked whether the current issues meant that Werner would remain at Leipzig, the club’s sporting director refused to rule out that possibility, stating:

“Everything is possible.

“We do not know how the transfer market is developing. We are looking into a very foggy glass ball. We do not know what our resources are and what the other clubs have in terms of opportunities.”

All quotes via the Mirror.

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