Liverpool’s talent scouts headed to Poland yesterday to check out German prodigy Kai Havertz, who was playing for his country’s U19s against Belarus in a Euro Championship qualifier.
And the 18-year-old will have no doubt earned sumptuous reviews after scoring four goals in a 5-1 demolition job!
According to the Echo, two of the goals were penalties, but Havertz laid on an assist for the other in a mindboggling Man of the Match performance.
The wonderkid currently plies his trade for Bayer Leverkusen and is making serious waves in his own country.
Havertz became his club’s youngest ever player last season and is now a regular in the Bundesliga, making four appearances so far this term.
Preferring to play up top, although equally comfortable as a no.10 or on the right, Havertz is tall, strong and possesses sublime feet, especially his favoured left. We’d compare his style to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, although he has obviously got a long way to go to reach the Swede’s status.
There must be enormous competition for Havertz’s signature, and you can be sure Liverpool are not the only cub monitoring his progress – as the teenager could take the football world by storm in the coming seasons.
It might be smart to consider securing his services before someone else does and his value goes through the roof…
Having said that, if £35m Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cannot get a sniff, perhaps it’s best for the teenager to continue his development in Germany.