Reported Liverpool and Arsenal target Kai Havertz has continued his impressive run of goal contributions with the only strike in Bayer Leverkusen’s 1-0 win at Freiburg on Friday night.
The 20-year-old has been sensational for 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 and Arsenal, the likes of Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are all said to be keen on the Leverkusen ace, according to Goal,com.
On Friday, Havertz broke the deadlock for the visitors after being put through by Leon Bailey and finishing from an incredibly tight angle.
Kai Havertz breaks the deadlock from out of nowhere…
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His last eight Bundesliga games, going back to 15 February, have seen him register seven goals and three assists, while his three Europa League appearances (20 February to 12 March) have yielded three goals and two assists, and the German Cup quarter-final against Union Berlin (4 March) saw him pick up an assist.
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.
From Lionel Messi saying “his composure in front of goal is so impressive for such a young player” to Owen Hargreaves describing him as an “absolute diamond”, “the real deal” and “everything”, we’re talking about a player of the highest calibre here.
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.