According to respected journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft, a German paper has claimed that Liverpool have offered a reported fee of €125m to Bayer Leverkusen for talented midfielder Kai Havertz.

Melissa Reddy at The Independent – recently reported that Liverpool are interested in Havertz but the Reds value him at less than half Leverkusen’s £80m asking price.

In the modern era, no other topics grab the interest like the magic T-word and in Liverpool’s case supporters are no different. Just muttering the names Havertz, Jadon Sancho or Kylian Mbappe would likely send Google’s search engine into overdrive with fans desperate to be kept informed regarding Liverpool’s 2020 summer transfer plans.

However, the problem that comes with recognised names such as the aforementioned trio, is that Liverpool and sporting director Michael Edwards and his recruitment team don’t often look for the obvious choices armed with the information from their research group, led by Ian Graham.


Havertz has become one of the most recognised young talents across the continent after the 20-year-old wonderkid net 17 goals in 33 starts last season. Whilst this campaign has been less vibrant for the youngster who has scored four in 17 so far this season for Leverkusen he still remains a recognised talent.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 08: Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen in action during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on February 08, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

Whilst there have been many reports that have constantly reported that Liverpool are plotting moves for Sancho, Mbappe and Havertz each player also comes with a gargantuan price tag.

Liverpool prefer to look for rough diamonds at uncharted area’s of the footballing pyramid similarly to when the Reds secured the services of Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum from relegated clubs.

However, the links between Liverpool, Sancho, Mbappe and Havertz actually work to the club’s advantage and only provide vindication to the club’s incredible rise back to the pinnacle of Europe’s elite over the past few seasons.

The key to the astrology is misdirection: Liverpool’s stance enables them to be touted with the obvious names in the footballing hierarchy whilst Edwards and his team will be looking elsewhere  – securing players away from the attention of the press similarly to Takumi Minamino in January.

Are Liverpool interested in world-beaters such as the mentioned talented trio? Of course, they are, according to The Independent. But, Liverpool have made it very clear that they are not about to abandon the key principles that have restored the club back atop of their perch.


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