Liverpool are reportedly interested in the signing of exciting young midfielder Kai Havertz.
The 20-year-old is among the most exceptional talents in the Bundesliga thanks to his performances for Bayer Leverkusen. This season, Kai Havertz has scored three goals while providing one assist in 21 matches across all competitions so far.
According to reports in Germany (as cited by Mundo Deportivo), the Merseyside Reds are very interested in the German international playmaker and could make a bid of €125million which would be a club record, eclipsing the £75m they paid for Virgil van Dijk, as stated by BBC Sport at the time.
Kai Havertz has also been massively linked to Manchester United, with the Athletic (as cited by Metro) declaring that the Red Devils contacted Bayer Leverkusen regarding his availability, so it’s clear he’s a star who’s expected to soon make the step up to a bigger club.
Liverpool currently have some pretty good midfielders at their disposal and right now, the addition of Kai Havertz would perhaps be a little redundant. Hence, if the Merseyside Reds are to make a bid for the 20-year-old attacking midfielder, they could do with waiting for a few more years as, by then, the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson could be in their 30s and veteran midfielder James Milner may not even still be at the club.
That told, Naby Keita has perhaps not settled as required at Anfield, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had his trouble with injuries in recent times.
Adam Lallana is also nearing the end of his deal, so there could soon be room for top young talent like Kai Havertz to come in, mainly if it means beating a rival like Manchester United to a player who’d majorly strengthen their currently underwhelming midfield.
Although Manchester United are not currently a significant threat to Liverpool, the two clubs share a long-standing and bitter rivalry, so Liverpool surely won’t want to see the Manchester giants bring in such a quality signing that could help make them more competitive again.