Timo Werner has the potential to be an exciting addition at Liverpool, admits John Aldridge, with there every reason to believe that an offer of £60 million-plus ($74m) could be tabled.
Those at Anfield are said to be mulling over an approach for the prolific RB Leipzig striker, as Jurgen Klopp seeks to add greater depth to his attacking ranks.
The Reds are far from the only side said to be showing interest in the Germany international, with his strike rate in the Bundesliga making him an attractive proposition to any ambitious club.
Liverpool, though, have completed smart business in the transfer market over recent times, allowing them to enjoy considerable success on the field, while further departures are being mooted.
That means funds are likely to be made available in the next window, with Aldridge of the opinion that Werner would be a shrewd addition.
The former Reds striker told the Liverpool Echo: “We would need another centre-half if Dejan Lovren goes but, as many have said on a number of occasions, it’s up front where we need quality back-up and that is where I would expect to see Liverpool doing some business.
“It’s amazing we have been able to get through the season the way we have without any significant injuries to Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino but you can’t expect to be that lucky every season.
“I have to say Timo Werner is the one who excites me the most when it comes to the potential targets who could be coming in.