German prodigy Kai Havertz has hinted at a possible transfer away from Bayer Leverkusen amid strong interest from Premier League giants Manchester United.
According to Metro, German sensation Kai Havertz has shown the desire to leave Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the season with Manchester United being the front-runners for the 20-year old.
Havertz has been a metronome for Leverkusen as he enjoyed a breakthrough season in Bundesliga 2018-19 scoring 17 goals, which also earned him the national cap for Germany and thus becoming a regular for Joachim Low’s men. It has been a cold start this season for Havertz, having scored two goals from nine games but his performances have impressed the scouts from Manchester United.
The Red Devils are planning to rope in the young German as they lack creativity in their midfield currently. The likes of Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata are pretty average according to the Premier League standards and securing Havertz’s signing next season will be a great move for the club.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward is hopeful of completing the move and believes that the Red Devils can secure the signature of Havertz from Leverkusen next summer by shelling out a transfer fee of around £80 million.
Clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich are also in the race to land the 20-year old and it looks rather certain that Havertz himself is also considering a move away from the German giants. He believes that he has gained enough exposure in his time at Bayer Leverkusen and is now ready to take the next step in his career.
“I think I’ve picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen,” he told Marca (h/t Metro). “I know the rhythm of these international matches and I’m confident that I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany. ‘For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards, we’ll see.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed heavily on trusting young players and giving them chances to perform for Manchester United and if they land Havertz this will be another feather in his cap. The 20-year old is a great ball progressor and a very capable dribbler, he has that attacking panache which this Manchester United side are lacking.
Havertz promises goals and his ability to hold onto the ball in tight areas will help them create chances in the final third. Considering he still very young, the German will only improve and with time he will sharpen his skills even more.
All in all, Manchester United looks like a suitable destination for the 20-year-old. With there being interest from the club and Havertz himself open to a transfer, it remains to be seen if a move materializes in the summer transfer window.