Football Index was caught up in a huge transfer story this morning, even though it is some time away from the next transfer window, that has not stopped journalists reporting today that Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp is readying a monster transfer raid on RB Leipzig once more. Having already captured Guinean midfielder Naby Keita (£2.52) from the German outfit, it appears that Klopp is a huge fan of his compatriot Timo Werner (£4.18). Newspapers have been widely reporting that Liverpool are targeting a £87 million transfer this summer for the striker. Could this be one of 2018’s largest transfers?
The Red Bull Leipzig number 11 appears to be one of the most enticing options for Traders portfolios at present with several factors in his favour. First up the young striker appears to be the first choice for the Germany national team under Joachim Low, starting against Spain in the 1-1 draw on Friday night. With the upcoming World Cup in the summer Traders have earmarked Germany’s striker as a target for match day dividends with the Germany team one of the favourites to do very well in the summer. This starting role in recent fixtures for Die Mannschaft, seeing his price rise by £0.58 in the last seven days alone.
Then for his club RB Leipzig, despite being knocked out of the Champions League they find themselves qualified for the Europa League quarter-finals and will now be competing for Treble Match Day Dividends (£0.12 – Position Award and £0.06 Star Player Award) for every European fixture they have left to compete in. This has seen his price rise by £0.90 over the last month alone.
When you then throw in today’s transfer links with Liverpool, the German forward appears to have three distinctive opportunities for Traders to profit at the moment and in the last twenty-four hours alone, Werner has risen by £0.25 a share.
As I write this blog just before 14:00 the youngster sits in second place in today’s Media Rankings and is in line for a £0.05 Media Dividends return. What this all shows is that when a number of factors come together it makes certain players irresistible to Traders and that there are numerous opportunities to profit.