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Rumour Mongering: Kai Havertz Unlikely to Leave Leverkusen This Summer

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Havertz’ potential summer move could be undone by coronavirus according to German reports.

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The 2019-20 season is currently on hold due to coronavirus, and according to at least one report out of Germany this week, a few of the summer’s biggest transfers could now be on hold as a result of it, too.

The big transfer at risk, at least according to Bild, is Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, with the 20-year-old having previously been linked to Bayern Munich and Liverpool as a potential £100M-plus signing.

Now, though, with clubs increasingly worried about finances with the season suspended and games likely to be played without fans when—or if—it can resume, there is little chance of anyone paying that.

Or at least that’s what the German outlet believe, claiming that Havertz is now set to remain at his current club for at least one more season—and speculating that other big money transfers could also be at risk.

Of course, from a Liverpool point of view and as good as Havertz is, it was always difficult to imagine the Reds splashing that kind of money on any player—and particularly one who is still developing.

Havertz certainly has the talent to be worth £100M, but he’s not yet at the point where he could make a £100M impact for any club—regardless any complicating factors like an ongoing global pandemic.