Süddeutsche Zeitung offered a bizarre story on Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz earlier today. The article was not odd because of the content, which was very complimentary of the über-talented Germany international, but rather for the placement of a single bullet point that was never fully expanded upon:
It is considered agreed that he leaves the club in the summer of 2020 — and then probably goes to Munich.
Havertz, of course, is simply growing too big for Bayer Leverkusen to maintain on its roster, and the expected price for such a talent is becoming one that could represent a major financial boon for the club. Aside of the obvious links to Bayern Munich, it is expected that many European heavyweights will get involved in the bidding.
The report did not go unnoticed by some of the Germany’s more visible sports media outlets. Once Christian Falk saw the transfer signal flash into the sky, Bild’s chief reporter rushed to Twitter to give one of his patented “flex” treatments. Falk tweeted that a potential Bayern deal for Havertz next summer “looks good”, but Falk also stated that nothing is “100 percent.”
Semi-true: @FCBayern wants him. There were already talks with the Management of Havartz. Bayern also asked for Havertz at his Club Leverkusen. It looks good. Nevertheless, the deal is still not 100 percent https://t.co/e2VDFq2RKt— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 19, 2019
Regardless, Havertz will undoubtedly be one of the most sought-after players on the transfer market next summer and his price tag surely won’t be one that is found on the discount rack.