LFC named as Kai Havertz hunters; 17 goal Bundesliga midfield maestro ‘A bit Beckenbauer, a little Ballack’

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Kai Havertz, for us, is the most promising young midfielder on the planet right now.

The German is only 20-years-old, but has already made 105 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen.

Last season in the Bundesliga, he scored 17 goals from the centre of the park, without penalties – which is a pretty outrageous return for someone so young.

A report into why Leverkusen want €100m for his services has been published in German outlet BILD, which at the end, names Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Barcelona as his three suitors.

BILD discuss his goal return, his wonderful two-footed technique and what some of his former coaches have said about him.

Notably, his ex-manager Reiner Calmund described him, “a bit Beckenbauer, a little Ballack.”

We’d absolutely love Havertz to play for Liverpool one day, and it’d be nice for the best talent in German football to play under Jurgen Klopp – but it’s not one we can see happening imminently.

Liverpool already have a plethora of midfielders competing for two box-to-box spots alongside Fabinho – and the addition of a €100m youngster into the mix could unsettle the dynamic.

Maybe next summer, with James Milner and Adam Lallana ageing, it can be something to look at – although Havertz’s price-tag may have doubled!

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