Man Utd offered £245,000 a week to sign star who wanted Old Trafford move
Manchester United did sign Cristiano Ronaldo to reinforce their strike force in the summer but they need a center forward, who would serve the club in the long run. Martial is not good enough and Cavani is past his best
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Red Devils were looking to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig last year and even offered him a lucrative salary.
According to The SPIEGEL (via Bild), Man Utd offered a deal worth 15 million euros a season i.e. £245,000 a week to sign the German international, who initially wanted to secure a move to Old Trafford.
The renowned media outlet have mentioned that even Liverpool were interested in the Kaiser but in the end, the striker decided to sign for Chelsea, who were managed by Frank Lampard at the time.
It is not explained why the 25-year-old center forward opted to move to the Stamford Bridge outfit. Man Utd offered him a much more lucrative contract as compared to the Blues, who agreed a deal worth £200,000 a week to get his signing done (Sky Sports)
The former Stuttgart man struggled in front of goal and only managed to find the net 6 times in 35 PL appearances last season. However, he did end up being a European Champion as Chelsea managed to win the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.
This season, after the arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, Werner has mainly warmed the bench and has only started 2 games in the PL thus far.