Liverpool are among a multitude of clubs with an interest in signing Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz in 2020, according to German publication Sport 1.
This Is Anfield relayed those reports on their website and Twitter channel (@thisisanfield), claiming that the Reds are one of eight clubs chasing a deal in the region of €100m (£91.53m) for the 20-year-old.
NEW: Liverpool named among 8 clubs in pursuit of €100 million deal for Kai Havertz https://t.co/y8fmahumtH
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) August 21, 2019
According to Sport 1, Liverpool are joined in the race for Havertz by Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
The midfielder has scored in both of Bayer Leverkusen’s first two competitive games this season, a DFB-Pokal win over Alemannia Aachen and a Bundesliga victory against Paderborn.
If Liverpool were to follow up their initial interest in Havertz with a serious bid next year, it would represent a change of approach from this summer’s modest transfer window.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter were not getting their hopes up about the speculation surrounding Havertz:
So just the 8 then?
— Hughwinsome Hughlosesome (@halifaxhugh) August 21, 2019
Top player but like most top Germans they will go to Bayern
— Ravindran Ragunathan (@rravi1122) August 21, 2019
Going to Bayern all day long unfortunately
— kopreview (@kopreview1) August 21, 2019
Going to Bayern, score this one off your list guys.
— Sam. (@SamuelAdams89) August 21, 2019
I doubt it but what a signing he'd be. Top class.
— WT (@WilbertoDeTodd) August 21, 2019
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