Report: Liverpool will not be signing Kai Havertz in the summer due to huge transfer fee
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Report: Liverpool will not be signing Kai Havertz in the summer due to huge transfer fee

According to the Metro, Liverpool will not be making a move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz in the summer due to the player’s reported huge transfer fee.

SINSHEIM, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 01: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen looks on during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at PreZero-Arena on February 1, 2020 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Havertz, 20, has been previously touted with a move to Anfield and is one of the most coveted youngsters in Europe following his outstanding 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign.

Last season saw the youngster net 17 goals in 33 starts for Bayer, clocking up three assists along the way.

However, following recent reports from the Independent, Liverpool are put off by the initial asking price of £80m with the Reds likely to look for a cheaper and more viable option.

The report also claims that Liverpool value the German international at half that price with the European champions unable to guarantee him a starting position in the first team.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 26: Kai Havertz of Leverkusen celebrates his team’s first goal as Markus Suttner of Duesseldorf reacts during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Fortuna Duesseldorf at BayArena on January 26, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

Melissa Reddy of the Independent is absolutely spot on.

Liverpool have meticulously developed their own winning formula in the transfer market and would not be willing to deviate from their key principles simply because their status as a club is growing with every passing week.

Of course, Liverpool are going to be interested in the calibre of players such as Havertz. However, it is an unrealistic expectation that Liverpool are going to throw around heaps of cash having finally looking like ending their 30-year wait for a league title.

Plausibility and cost are the two main factors that justify whether the club chooses to pursue a deal and sadly for Havertz, the negatives outweigh the positives on both parts.

What has become a certainty this summer is that the Premier League champions-elect are determined to stick to the principles that put them back on their perch and this means that Havertz is all but certainly unlikely to happen this summer.

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