This summer will be an exciting one for Liverpool fans. Kopites are bracing themselves for one of the club’s biggest spending sprees in recent history with the club having built up a large cash reserve with their frugality in recent seasons and their lucrative commercial deals. According to The Evening Standard, Liverpool won’t be shelling out for Kai Havertz.
The Reds have been linked with Havertz for what feels like forever.
The German midfielder has established himself as the ‘next best thing’ in centre midfield.
Havertz has built his reputation by scoring a silly amount of goal from midfield despite his young age.
Last season, aged 19, the Bayer Leverkusen man netted 17 goals in 33 games, picking up three assists.
This campaign has been leaner but just as impressive – he has banged in six goals and picked up five assists in 22 appearances.
During a Q&A, The Evening Standard’s Liverpool correspondent David Lynch said that Liverpool are unlikely to pay the huge figure being touted for Kai Havertz:
“Kai Havertz is a player Liverpool like but it is hard to see Michael Edwards being tempted given the sort of ridiculous pricetags currently being put on the player.”
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This is likely the harsh reality of the situation. However, as Lynch says, if the club see him as a player who can immediately step into the first team then we could see a megabucks move.
At just 20-years-old a fee of £100m could feel like a pittance in a few years time.
Some were surprised when The Reds paid £75m for Virgil van Dijk, that fee feels like a bargain today. We’re ruling nothing out.