Bayer Leverkusen are standing firm on their “£100million plus” valuation of reported Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool target Kai Havertz, according to Sky Sports.
The 20-year-old has been sensational for his club over the past few years, clocking up 139 senior appearances already despite his young age.
Havertz has also claimed 38 goals and 30 assists for Leverkusen, 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.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are all said to be keen on the Leverkusen ace, according to Goal.
At present, most football leagues across Europe have been suspended due to the global health crisis, which is having a huge financial impact on clubs.
According to Sky Sports, however, Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund – with regards to Jadon Sancho – are not expecting to be under increased pressure to generate income through player sales, despite lost gate receipts due to the suspension of all competitions.
The outlet has also claimed that “a number of sources in the country” suggested that transfer fees could be slashed by as much as 50 percent, but this is not expected to impact the valuations of the likes of Havertz and Sancho, whose market remains the top clubs in Europe.
Indeed, Dortmund and Leverkusen are reportedly willing to wait until 2021 to sell those players, when both will have only one year left on their contracts.
Given how talented and highly rated Havertz is, reports of arguably the greatest playing asset in Leverkusen’s team being sold off for cheap would have been wishful thinking at best.
Havertz, a player who Owen Hargreaves previously described as “an absolute diamond”, “the real deal” and “everything”, is one of the hottest properties in world football right now.
He would improve any team, so if the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool want his services, they must be prepared to spend big, big money on him.