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Incredible stats show why Man United and Liverpool want £52m rated Timo Werner

Football will always be split between those who believe in stats and those who just want to see a player play and to make their judgement from that.

It’s clear that Timo Werner is passing the eye test this season, he’s playing very well and always seems to influence the game, but his stats are backing that up too.

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The Express recently indicated that he’s being chased by Man United and Liverpool, and his reported release clause of £52m does seem very reasonable for a player of his calibre.

It’s hard to tell which team he would be best suited to, but these stats show exactly why he’s gaining so much interest:

If you compare that with the current stats in the Premier League, he’s a long way clear of top scorer Jamie Vardy who’s struck 19 times this season, while the 7 assists would leave him joint fourth on that metric too.

It’s clear he’s not just a flash in the pan either, as a look over recent seasons show a level of consistency that is equally impressive:

He’s lightning quick and ruthless in front of goal so he certainly looks like he should be a good fit for the Premier League, so hopefully he does make a move this Summer to test himself in a new country.

United could do with the Germany international after failing to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku last summer, as he’d take the pressure off Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, who don’t exactly look quite like being 30-goal-a-season forwards.

Liverpool arguably need Werner less desperately due to the quality of their front three, but there might be room for Jurgen Klopp to rotate his attack a little more and bring in a centre-forward with more of a goal threat than Roberto Firmino.

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