Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz may only be 20 years old, but he has already shown the promise to eventually be one of the game’s top players. Bayern Munich, of course, has made an inquiry on the player and was subsequently told to stand down — for at least this season — by Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler.
Speaking to Bild, Havertz made it clear that he is likely to leave Die Werkself eventually, but does not know when it will happen or where he might land:
I am honest, at some point the next step must come for me. But I’m not going to worry about when exactly that will happen. What counts now is Bayer Leverkusen. We still have a lot to do. Leverkusen very quickly signaled that they wanted to keep me. That’s why it wasn’t an issue for me. Now I’m starting my tenth year here, maybe we can make it a golden one for the club. What will happen afterwards has not yet been decided. There is no club where I have already signed.
Havertz also acknowledged that he is flattered to be considered a “target” for Bayern, but the Germany international did not give any type of indication that he was set on spending his future in Munich:
I really don’t know yet whether FC Bayern is the next and right step for me. I also don’t know whether foreign countries would not be more suitable for me. I really don’t think too much about it at the moment.
When pressed further on Bayern Munich, Havertz stuck to his guns and did not give any hints on which club he thinks might be the best fit for him for the future:
I have that self-confidence, yes. But the same applies to other clubs as well.
Based on Bild’s reporting, Transfermarkt went even further to list out FC Barcelona and Liverpool as clubs that were interested in bringing in the Leverkusen talent. With a current estimated valuation that lingers between €90 million and €100 million, any team that wants to pursue Havertz is likely going to have to dig deeper into its coffers.