Glasgow Rangers’ Europa League hopes could have been given a huge boost as news of Kai Havertz’s future emerges.
The Gers will face Bayer Leverkusen in the second leg of their round of 16 tie in August. They are currently trailing after losing 3-1 at Ibrox in the first leg, and they will need to put in a fantastic performance to progress further in the competition.
However, their chances may have been given a helping hand following the latest report on Havertz’s potential new move. He has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea, with it being reported that the Blues and the 21-year-old have agreed personal terms. Now, it is being said that the Germany international will speak with Leverkusen on Thursday to ask to leave the club (Bild via The Daily Mail).
Havertz is undoubtedly Leverkusen’s best player – he has been their top goalscorer in each of the last two seasons and is currently valued at £72.9m by Transfermarkt. Although he could well still be available for the rest of his side’s European run, his desire to leave the club and tell those in charge could have an effect on team morale and Die Werkself’s preparations – and it could also affect his own performance.
Can Rangers turn it around against Bayer Leverkusen?
Of course, the Gers will need more than this to stage an unlikely comeback. However, it does at least give them a glimmer of hope.
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