Dimitar Berbatov has urged Timo Werner to turn down a move to Liverpool and sign for Bayern Munich, believing a move to the Bundesliga champions ‘makes more sense’ for the in-demand star.
Several of Europe’s leading clubs – including Bayern – are monitoring Werner ahead of a summer move following another prolific season for RB Leipzig, the 24-year-old having scored 27 goals in all competitions for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
Liverpool have also been strongly linked with a move to bring the forward to the Premier League this summer, however, former Manchester United and Tottenham star Berbatov has warned Werner against a move to English football, believing the Germany international would be better off remaining in his homeland and making the move to Munich.
“This week there have been reports about Bayern Munich’s interest in Timo Werner, and having played in the Bundesliga, Munich are up there with the biggest names like Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus and so on,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“Every season they are up there in the Champions League and they have been dominant in Germany. To be honest, it looks like a sensible move for Werner, he knows the league, they know him there, he can get used to his surroundings a lot easier.
“The only thing for me that I may question is if he goes there he will have a lot of competition to face in Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabre, Kingsley Coman and potentially Leroy Sane, who they are also linked with, so there are a lot of similarities for one or two positions.
“But, like I said, it makes more sense for him to go there than move to England where it will probably take him a bit more time to adjust to things.
“When you are a player in that position and a few teams want you it feels good but it can make your head spin and you get sleepless nights because you want to make the right decision.
“I don’t think Liverpool will miss out if he doesn’t move to Merseyside, their front three are so good. I don’t see many players coming close to them at the moment, the way they link up, the way they switch positions is so phenomenal. It’s hard to see someone else fitting in the way they do.”