German giants Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Bundesliga sensation Kai Havertz but may be forced to wait until 2021.
According to German website Bild, Bayern Munich have made 20-year old Havertz a transfer target amid the speculation surrounding the young talent’s future.
However, the recent developments in this transfer saga suggest that Havertz is believed to make a decision on his future this summer, with the possibility of having to wait until 2021 for the move to materialise.
Bayer Leverkusen’s German wonderboy has seen his stock rise dramatically this season after scoring an impressive 11 goals and assisting another five in just 26 appearances.
It has been Havertz’s consistently solid performances which have drawn the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Reportedly on the radar of the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Liverpool, Havertz’s Bayer Leverkusen future remains under a cloud of doubt.
Havertz, who has been heavily linked with United in recent weeks has reportedly distanced himself from a move to Old Trafford and instead, is thought to be focused on finishing this campaign with his current side, Bayer Leverkusen before deciding on his next destination.
The continued financial uncertainty and wide spread disruption at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic is thought to coincide with Havertz’s acceptance to remain at Leverkusen until 2021.
It is believed that neither Spanish giants, Madrid or Barcelona can afford Havertz’s asking price.
Speaking to Sky Sports Germany, last month, Bayer Leverkusen Chief Executive, Fernando Carro said ”Kai is a top player. Top players remain valuable because there are not many of them. I assume that the market value losses will not be reflected in the transfer fees for top players.”
Elsewhere, Liverpool have reportedly pulled the plug on the transfer of fellow German striker, Timo Werner due to their unwillingness to trigger his release clause which stands at over £49million and is due to expire on June 15, as per The Mirror.
With the Premier League title favourites apparent reluctancy to spend, it would be reasonable to suggest they’re unlikely to extend their interest in Havertz who’s transfer fee would undoubtedly be at least double of Werner’s.
The German poster boy is set to be the future of German football, with his international status set to rocket during next year’s Euros. It would be only reasonable to assume that Havertz, following in the footsteps of German tradition would only see himself featuring at the pinnacle of German domestic football for 29 times champions, Bayern Munich.
The only question remaining is can The Bavarians secure him in time for the 2020/21 season, or will they be forced to wait another year?