Liverpool have moved in the pole position in the race for German prodigy Kai Havertz. The Merseysiders have opened talks about a possible transfer with the attacking midfielder, aiming to beat fierce rivals Manchester United, who are also interested in signing him.
Havertz’s impressive displays have also attracted the attention of heavyweights Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, German outlet Bild have reported that Liverpool and Manchester United are the only two clubs the player’s agent has spoken to.
Bayer Leverkusen have slapped a 111 million euros price tag for the 20-year-old. Bayern Munich tried signing Havertz earlier this summer, but failed to agree on a fee with Bayer Leverkusen.
Liverpool have already made their first signing of the January transfer window, after announcing that Japanese prodigy Takumi Minamino passed his medical to become a Liverpool player on 1 January, 2020.
Havertz has a plethora of experience playing at the top level that belies his young age. The 20-year-old recently became the youngest Bundesliga player to make 100 appearances in the German top-tier last week. He has been involved in 43 goals since his Leverkusen debut.
Despite strong interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, the attacking midfielder is in no rush to strike a deal with either of the two giants. Leverkusen also have the freedom of naming their price for the midfielder, knowing that his contract runs out in 2022.
Havertz netted 20 goals in 42 appearances last season, announcing himself on the football stage .He has maintained his prolific form this season as well, albeit his stats dont tell the true story. Due to being deployed in a deeper role, Havertz has only two goals and one assist in his name in 13 league appearances.
It remains to be seen whether the German decides to move in January or next summer.