Liverpool are one of at least four clubs looking at Kai Havertz, according to a report. Europe’s elite like the look of the German talent.
The Times claims that Liverpool join Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in wanting Havertz. They’re merely among a ‘growing list of suitors’ for the 20-year-old, however.
Havertz caught the eye in Bayer Leverkusen’s first game back after the suspension. The German bagged two inside 34 minutes as Leverkusen won 4-1 away at Weder Bremen.
That, understandably, thrusts him into the limelight once again. This is a player who has impressed ever since breaking into senior football, having gone on to become the youngest player to reach both 50 and 100 Bundesliga appearances.
Last season also saw Havertz set a new Bundesliga goalscoring record for a teenager. His 17 strikes broke that record and on the first game of this season, he became the second-youngest to score 25 Bundesliga goals.
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It’s no wonder, then, that his club wants at least £80m for Havertz, according the Times’ report.
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What time report does suggest, though, is that Liverpool haven’t completely given up on the player. We felt they might have, given that the Independent claimed back in February that the Reds valued Havertz at half that £80m price.
But that might work in Liverpool’s favour, now. They’re playing things cautiously as it is right now, what with the economic crisis, and thus are very unlikely to change that stance on Havertz.
Only, now no one is really in a position to pay that price. Liverpool could get what they want, then. They can afford to wait and see if Havertz can put in another top season, perhaps justifying his price tag to them.
If he does do that, however, it appears there will be fierce competition.