Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz has opened up on rumours linking him with a summer transfer to Bayern Munich.
The 19-year-old is the latest young starlet to emerge at Leverkusen after the likes of Michael Ballack and Arturo Vidal.
Havertz, whose equally comfortable on both feet with the ball, is considered in Germany as an “Alleskönner” due to his versatility that enables him to do pretty much anything.
Now reports in Germany have suggested that Bayern are plotting a move for Havertz in the summer transfer window, with president Uli Hoeness declaring that the Bundesliga giants will embark on their biggest ever spending spree.
It’s been alleged that Leverkusen are willing to do business with Bayern for a fee in the region of €100m. Although the German club would prefer to retain Havertz for another season.
Speaking on the recent rumours surrounding his future at the BayArena, Havertz did little to end the speculation by refusing to rule out a summer transfer to Bayern altogether.
“The media push it all up a bit and I know that I have a contract here and I want to do everything we can to put us in an international position at the end of the season,” Havertz told Eurosport.
“There is a lot of speculation, but I still have a contract here until 2022. In the summer we know more.”
Havertz has enjoyed a standout campaign for Leverkusen on the back of delivering 13 goals and seven assists in 34 appearances across all competitions.
The Germany international will now be hoping to continue his fine form ahead of this weekend’s return to club action.
Leverkusen, who are sixth in the Bundesliga table, are chasing a top-four spot this season and qualification for Champions League football. Currently, just five points separate Peter Bosz’s side from fourth-place Borussia Monchengladbach.
Die Werkself will take a trip to Hoffenheim tonight, with kick-off set for 20:30 (CET).