Havertz talks up summer Leverkusen exit

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Kai Havertz is wanted by Europe's top clubs

Kai Havertz says he is happy at Bayer Leverkusen for now but refused to rule out a move next summer.

The Germany international forward was heavily linked with a move away from the BayArena during the summer transfer window but none of his suitors managed to match Bayer’s reported £91million asking price.

The likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona were understood to be keen, as well as Premier League heavyweights Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United.


Havertz, 20, says he has no regrets over sticking with Leverkusen but indicated he would be keen on a big move at the end of the campaign.

“It just didn’t happen for me this year,” he told Sky Germany. “I think there were a number of reasons why but I’m happy to be here and stay in Leverkusen for another year.

“We’ll see what will happens next summer.”

Havertz has been capped three times by Germany and is in Joachim Low’s latest squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.