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Lothar Matthäus thinks that Bayern Munich could have bought Havertz this summer

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Matthaus feels that Bayern will have a more difficult job in their pursuit of Kai Havertz now that he could shine in the Champions League.

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Former Bayern Munich player and German international, Lothar Matthäus thinks Bayern should have secured the signing of Kai Havertz this summer. According to Bild, Lothar is sure if Bayern offered a multi-million deal, they could have and should have secured the transfer.

Now, the Bavarians will face heavier competition for the youngster. Bayern Leverkusen will play in the Champions League and if Havertz shines, his price will go up and other A-list clubs will find him interesting. “There is also competition; Barcelona would be a club for Kai Havertz, Matthäus said. The competition “is also It’s also a cover letter for him [as if for an application]. He can make himself even more attractive.”

Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler confirmed that Bayern is interested in Kai and that he already had a “friendly” discussion with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Völler said,

It’s no secret that there were a few phone calls and great interest. Then I had a friendly and proper call with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. But he totally understood that we won’t do that now.

Lothar has only praise for the youngster and considers him the best player of the last season:

Kai Havertz has set the bar very high; for me he was the player of the season. If Havertz can maintain that high level, with that ease, cleverness, presence on the pitch and goal scoring, he could eventually become my successor as a world footballer.

It will definitely be tough for Bayern if Havertz continues with his outstanding form this season. But it will also be a good sign from Havertz that he can provide on the highest stage while being very young. Another positive side for Bayern is that, according to rumors, they are in the pole position for the youngster because they made the early contact.

But it may also have been prudent for Bayern not to splash the money on Havertz immediately. They made contact early and are also waiting for Havertz to gain more experience while the squad issues are resolved in Munich. If and when Havertz arrives, he could be a long-term solution for Thomas Müller when he retires and can learn as much as possible from him in his time in Munich.