It’s no secret that Bayern Munich are experiencing great difficulty in pursuit of a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title. Injuries have hampered Niko Kovac’s squad, and a handful of players have uncharacteristically been underperforming.
Club President Uli Hoeness recently said that Bayern is prepared to have a busy summer on the transfer market, suggesting that serious changes to the squad are needed. Both Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery could be on their way out, and it looks increasingly likely that James Rodriguez also may depart after the season’s end. One way or another there will be places up for grabs in Bayern’s squad.
Per a report by the Augsburger Allgemeine, it’s been suggested that Bayern could be interested in Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder, Kai Havertz. Havertz’s contract with Leverkusen runs through 2022, but the 19-year-old could be intrigued by a considerable offer from Bayern. But the length of his contract, which has no buy-out clause, and the fact that Barcelona have also shown interest in him would likely require Bayern to pay a hefty transfer fee to acquire him from Leverkusen.
Havertz has been a bright spot in what’s been an overall disappointing season for Leverkusen, who currently reside in 13th place in the Bundesliga (3-2-6) with a goal difference of -8. Despite his side’s poor form, Havertz has bagged 6 goals and 5 assists in a total of 16 appearances across competitions, in 13 of which he started and played the full 90 minutes. His performances in the early part of the season even earned him his first call-up to the German national team in September. He’s in the current squad for the pair of matches against Russia and the Netherlands, and indeed in the starting lineup against Russia today.
With his vision, pace, attacking prowess, versatility, and creativity, Havertz could be a wise investment for Bayern, especially at such a young age. He has the potential to fit the billing in Bayern’s midfield considering the anticipated departures of Ribery, Robben, and potentially also James.
What say you, everyone? Would you like to see some of this at Bayern next season?