Reported Liverpool target Kai Havertz is said to be open to a Premier League move this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The 20-year-old has been sensational for Bayer Leverkusen over the past few years, clocking up a gargantuan 143 senior appearances in all competitions already despite his young age.
Havertz has also claimed 43 goals and 30 assists for his side, and has already won seven caps for Germany, so it’s little surprise that he is being linked with some of Europe’s top clubs.
As well as Liverpool, the likes of Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are all said to be keen on the Leverkusen ace, according to Goal.com.
Manchester United are also being linked with Havertz and, according to the MEN, the attacker views a move to the Premier League as a “very realistic option” at the end of the season.
Pundits and peers alike are running out of superlatives to send Havertz’s way, and given his heroics on the pitch, it’s no surprise to see the top European clubs all linked with him.
Liverpool cult hero Dietmar Hamann recently told Sky Sports: “There’s talk about (Timo) Werner maybe going to England and obviously he’s a different player but I think Havertz is the one I would be looking at.
“He has that air of arrogance in a nice way about him and he’s just a natural, he’s two-footed, he’s tall and he’s good in the air. He’s very versatile, he can play across the front, he can play in any position. I think he is the best player we have got in Germany at the moment.”
While there is no doubting Havertz’s talents, for him to be described as “the best player” in Germany – a country full of some of the most high-quality players – despite his young age is testament to his sheer quality.
He won’t come cheap though – even though the global health crisis could perhaps lead to a “big crunch” in the football industry, including in wages and transfer fees, there may not be such concessions for the £90million-rated prodigy, given what a top asset he is.