German striker Timo Werner broke off an engagement with Bayern just before joining Chelsea a year ago.
Timo Werner signed a pre-contract deal with Bayern Munich in 2019 before forcing to break that deal after learning he was unwanted by some senior officials at the Bavarian club. Information that Goal and SPOX are able to confirm.
Werner would join Bayern in 2020 following the expiration of his lease with RB Leipzig. But, the striker learned that then Bayern coach Niko Kovac and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic didn’t particularly like it, which led him to ask his agent Karl-Heinz Forster about cancel the agreement.
An article in the daily Der Spiegel also disclosed details of a lawsuit between Forster and his alleged former partner Murat Lokurlu, who he said owed him € 660,000 from Werner’s first pro contract in Stuttgart in the 2014 season. -15. As part of the investigation, Lokurlu filed a wealth of documents, including WhatsApp chats containing details of Werner’s transfer transactions in 2019.
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Werner could also have joined Liverpool
The article also reveals that according to Lokurlu’s lawyer, Werner was in talks with Liverpool about a transfer in February 2019. Liverpool offered the German striker a salary of 12 million euros per year, thus 25 million euros. additional bonus euros.
But Forster instead pushed his client to join Bayern and strike a deal with Germany’s top-flight tenor. An agreement that has been signed. But when Werner learned of the Bavarian board’s indifference to him, he insisted that the deal be canceled and eventually signed a contract extension with RB Leipzig. The following year, Werner agreed to join Chelsea, where he made the 2020-21 season.
Bayern declined to comment on the story when contacted by Goal and SPOX. Forster could also not be reached for comment on these facts.