Real Madrid have given up on their pursuit to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Kai Havertz with Liverpool looking like the front runners, according to reports.
The 20-year-old has been linked with both clubs throughout this season and has been impressing in the Bundesliga. Havertz has nine goals to his name in 33 appearances in all competitions during the current campaign and became the first teenager in a single season to score 17 goals last year, as per Squawka.
He also became the youngest player to reach the 30-goal landmark in the German league as well, so he is not shy of breaking a record or two along the way, much like Liverpool.
According to El Desmarque, Real Madrid have conceded to Liverpool in the race for his signature as they are not willing to pay his £80m price tag (according to the Independent) for the man who has been in stunning form.
Would you like to see Kai Havertz at Liverpool?
Having reached back-to-back Champions League finals and are about to win the first Premier League title, it’s easy to see why we would be the more attractive option to Havertz.
But the question that remains unanswered, is he worth it? We would be breaking our transfer record for someone who is only playing off potential. Granted, he is performing in a competitive league but there are no guarantees that he would be able to replicate his form in the Premier League.