Kai Havertz wants a change of scenery with Chelsea leading the race for his signature but they are not alone in his pursuit.
Bayer Leverkusen want Kai Havertz to stay at Bay Arena for the coming season. Rudi Voller is optimistic but knows well enough to rule out a transfer move.
Bayern Munich have been keeping tabs on Kai Havertz for two years now. But the transfer will not come to fruition. Die Roten have already signed long-term target Leroy Sane and are strapped for cash.
Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is hoping for Voller to come true on his ambitions. If Leverkusen manage to keep Havertz for the 2020/21 campaign, the Bavarians will have financial structures in place to bring him to Allianz Arena.
All of this depends on Havertz willingness to stay another year in Leverkusen ranks. The young Germany international wants a new challenge and the interest is high for his services.
Here are three European clubs who can secure his move this summer.
Bavarians financial issues do not allow them to make a move, but Chelsea can after hoarding cash from Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata’s sales.
Moreover, they have not reinforced their squad in the last 12 months. Only academy graduates have reinforced the first team and they surely lack experience.
Kai is seen as the perfect addition to their ranks alongside Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Havertz’s addition will strengthen Frank Lampard’s attacking options as Willian leaving after 7 trophy laden years.
The Blues are willing to table €100 million for his services, a super bid that only Real Madrid can match. Zinedine Zidane likes the recently turned 21-year-old and Perez is contemplating a bid.
A bid from Los Blancos will depend on Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez departing the Santiago Bernabeu. It is not due to transfer concerns but due to wage bill getting bloated.
Pep Guardiola will have to rebuild Manchester City again. Leroy Sane’s departure has left them understrength and they need reinforcements. Jeremie Boga has been linked with them but they will look to get a more established player on their ranks.
Kai Havertz fits the billing. The versatile German attacker can play on the wings, replace the forwards and even be deployed as an attacking midfielder.
His purchase allows them to be ready for the departure of both Sergio Aguero and David Silva, without forgetting the aforementioned Leroy Sane. It will be stiff fight but one that City can win for a more successful future.