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Rumor Mongering: Leverkusen Chief Expects Liverpool Bid for Kai Havertz

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The Kai Havertz transfer rumors churn on, but this time with direct quotes!

1. FC Union Berlin v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images

Liverpool have been linked with moves for the biggest names in world football. Timo Werner. Jadon Sancho. And it all makes sense given Liverpool’s standing in the global game at the present moment as holders of a 22 point lead in the Premier League over Manchester City.

A name that’s not far off from the aforementioned attackers is Bayer Leverkusen’s midfielder Kai Havertz. The versatile player has the type of quality that would naturally see him linked with a move either from Leverkusen to Bayern Munich or to the bigger clubs around Europe, with Real Madrid and Juventus linked with the player previously.

Liverpool’s name have generally been bandied because, like Werner and Sancho, the move makes some sense as Havertz has shown the ability to play in multiple positions that would likely need refreshing over the next few seasons. Couple that with Liverpool’s status and their financial backing, it makes some sense.

To that end, we have no less than the sporting director of Bayer Leverkusen confirming that interest from Liverpool would, in fact, make sense. In a report from the Liverpool Echo that attributes an interview with Sport BILD, Rudi Voller indicates that while Leverkusen are glad to have managed to have held on to Havertz for the entirety of the season, he expects that Liverpool will lodge a bid for the player in the summer. Voller also named mid-table Manchester United as a potential suitor for the German star’s services.

Elsewhere in the report, there’s a mention of German national hero and former Leverkusen man Michael Ballack encouraging Havertz to take at least one more year to further develop his game at the nurturing and supportive confines of Leverkusen. Ballack intimated that he believed Havertz would benefit from added time to sharpen his skills before a move to the likes of Bayern Munich.

So, as it stands, Liverpool being interested in Havertz makes sense. Which is something we all kind of new so, congrats, you’re all at least decent enough at analysis to predict that a top team would be interested in a top player!