According to a scout report from the Daily Mirror, Liverpool currently ‘head‘ the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz and could potentially make a move this summer – with a trio of Premier League rivals all displaying their interest along with the Reds.
Indeed, as per this update, Leverkusen may well be ‘resigned‘ to losing their midfield prodigy, slapping a £90 million price tag on his signature as Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Man United all come calling from the Premier League.
As well as this quartet of English giants, Bundesliga front-runners Bayern Munich are also said to be ‘sniffing around‘, and Havertz’ match-winning performance at the weekend would have done little to downplay interest in the ‘special’ 20-year-old.
Will Liverpool lodge a £90m bid for Havertz?
Yes, get the deal done
No, FSG would never sanction the move
Following the German top flight’s restart under a fortnight ago, the attacking midfielder has already bagged four strikes in two matches – scoring a brace of headers against Werder Bremen last week and equalling that tally against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
As manager Jurgen Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards allegedly scour the market for depth in attacking areas, Havertz seemingly fits the bill as a creative outlet who can link the midfield with our dangerous front three.
According to a past report from El Desmarque, Klopp could play a heavy hand in giving the Reds an advantage to sign the player, with this Spanish news outlet claiming that our boss’ shared nationality would be a ‘key‘ factor in convincing the youngster to join Liverpool.
Whether or not we do opt to swoop for Havertz is a different story, but according to these recent reports, Liverpool could be one of the favourites to do so.