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Hoeness: would love to see Havertz at Bayern Munich, but can’t imagine it right now

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Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness spoke candidly about his high opinion of the Bayer Leverkusen forward, but he is counting on Leroy Sané this summer.

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Former Bayern president Uli Hoeness spoke candidly about two of Bayern Munich’s principal transfer targets in an interview on radio station Bayern 1 (Bild). Hoeness did not dissemble the club’s very high opinion of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz. Hoeness said, “We definitely would like to have him. But at the present time, it’s the case that we just don’t know exactly what the economic future of the soccer world will be.”

Bayer Leverkusen has been adamant about demanding a transfer fee in excess of €100 million for the star. Unless their position should change, which seems very unlikely, Bayern will not presumably change theirs either.

“In athletic terms, I’d love to see him in Munich,” but at the moment I honestly can’t imagine it,” Hoeness said.

Hoeness is optimistic nonetheless that Bayern Munich’s young players and their core of veterans will mark a new era, ideally with Leroy Sané among them.

Hoeness said, “When I think of how we’ve successfully extended Manuel Neuer, we have with Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, and hopefully David Alaba, Thiago, and I hope also Leroy Sané, a young team capable of developing further. I can well imagine, if everything turns out optimally, that a new era at Bayern Munich is beginning.”