Barcelona may end up losing one of the first names on their transfer shortlist to Real Madrid if the Whites decide to pursue a move for him.
Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz has attracted interest from several top European clubs. The list of those is not a mere two or three teams, but the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, are all interested in signing the Germany international who has been incredible in the last two seasons.
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Last season, the young sensation produced 20 goals in 42 games for the Bundesliga giants, which is a spectacular return for an attacking midfielder. In this campaign as well, he is on course to match his appearances of last season, having played 18 times out of the 22 outings Bayer Leverkusen have had, missing three of them through fitness niggles.
Spanish giants Barcelona have seen Kai Havertz as a blooming youngster having identified his talent and are contemplating over a move for the German. The Blaugrana see the attacking midfielder as a long-term successor for Andres Iniesta given his figures in front of goal and are willing to invest close to 100 million euros for signing him, Diario GOL claims.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid- the arch rivals of Barca- have also vested interest in Havertz but have prioritized on several other names like those of Christian Eriksen, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek. However, there are some kind of complications in each of those transfers which could possibly be hampering their approach.
Christian Eriksen may move in January itself, but Spurs want a swap deal and Madrid would rather sign him for free six months later but at a risk of losing him to another suitor. Pogba’s conduct is very unprofessional, while Donny van de Beek does boast fantastic numbers, but it is in a league that is far less competitive as compared to the Bundesliga.
Real Madrid are now eyeing a move for Kai Havertz and would be interested in signing him for Bayer’s said price tag. It is thought that the player also prefers moving to Spain’s capital given the number of young prospects that the Whites have in every position. If this were to go through, then it could be a big blow to Barca’s ambitions.
Do you think 90 million euros is anyway a reasonable price for Kai Havertz?