According to reports in Germany and SportBild – via Sport Witness, Bayern Munich have cast their doubts regarding whether Liverpool will pay the €100m fee that Bayer Leverkusen supposedly command for wonderkid Kai Havertz.
The 20-year-old sensation has clocked up 139 senior appearances already for the Bundesliga giants and is one of the most in-demand prospects in European football.
Havertz burst onto the scene last season where he struck 20 goals for Leverkusen. This time around, the attacking midfielder has registered 34 appearances for his club side and has scored 10 goals while boasting eight assists – including a penalty in the 3-1 Europa League win over Rangers at Ibrox in his last outing before the current coronavirus football shut down.
According to The Independent, Liverpool are amongst a number of clubs who are interested in securing the services of the German international who is destined for greatness.
However, European giants and Bundesliga serial winners Bayern Munich are also interested in a move for Leverkusen’s star man but question the fee that Havertz’s current employer look to command for the midfielder.
In addition to this, Bayern ‘doubt’ that clubs like Liverpool and Barcelona will be ‘willing’ to pay such a gargantuan fee for the ‘talented German’.
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There is no questioning that Havertz is one of the continent’s brightest young talents currently on the scene and that, of course, he is destined to reach the pinnacle of European football.
However, Liverpool’s current transfer policy has been largely based around the plausibility of a transfer and equally important the cost.
Jurgen Klopp and FSG are not typically inclined to spending eye-watering figures on blockbuster signings and the fee that Leverkusen are currently asking for would shatter the club-record fee of £75m Liverpool paid to sign Virgil van Dijk in 2018.
Liverpool’s two biggest signings in the club’s 127-year history have been Van Dijk as well as goalkeeper Alisson Becker – players who were seen as “transformers” and committed an all-in approach from the club.
Whether Liverpool and FSG identify Havertz in the same category of player remains to be seen.