Liverpool’s hopes of signing Kai Havertz from German side Bayer Leverkusen have been given a boost.
The Premier League leaders are one of a host of teams chasing the attacking midfielder, with both Manchester clubs, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also monitoring his situation.
Earlier this week, the 20 year old, who has seven full caps for Germany, declared his position by announcing that he was ready to take the next step in his career.
And now Leverkusen’s sporting director, Simon Rolfes has admitted that Havertz’s departure from the club is inevitable and that such a move would be a “logical development.”
Viewed as one of the hottest prospects in German football, Havertz had scored 10 goals in 34 matches in all competitions before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.
He will not come cheap, but it remains to be seen ow football economics for both buying and selling clubs will be affected once the crisis is over.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.