Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler spoke with Sky Sports and acknowledged that there is major interest midfielder Kai Havertz. Havertz, a 20-year-old phenom, is an athletically gifted and technically-skilled Germany international who is drawing many eyes to Leverkusen, including those of Bayern Munich.
While it is not classified information that the Bavarians have had conversations with Völler, the sporting director’s openness to Sky indicates that his club is completely resigned to the fact that this is the last year it will have Havertz on the roster. Völler said the discussions with Bayern Munich were “friendly”:
It’s no secret that there were a few phone calls and big interest. Then I had a friendly and proper call with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. But he totally understood that we won’t do that now.
Völler then went on to say that Bayern Munich was not the only club that he has spoken to. That admission was also not shocking based on last week’s report that several power clubs were inquiring in Havertz:
I can assure you that Bayern Munich was not the only club that asked us about Kai Havertz. We will not be weak, because we are convinced that it is good, not only for us, but also for Kai, that he will stay one more year at Bayer Leverkusen and that our fans will be captivated here for at least another year.
Havertz is still under contract with Leverkusen through 2022, but this absolutely looks like it will be his final season with Die Werkself.