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Bayer Leverkusen expect Liverpool to bid for Kai Havertz

German midfielder Kai Havertz is one of the brightest prospects in German football. The 20-year-old has continued to impress at Bayer Leverkusen.

According to Bild reporter Christian Falk, (h/t The Mirror), the German side are bracing themselves for an offer from Liverpool for the midfielder.

Havertz is expected to cost around £110million. This will comfortably eclipse Liverpool’s transfer record of £75million we paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018.

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz scored 17 goals for Bayer Leverkusen in the previous Bundesliga campaign (Image credit: Getty)

The report goes on to claim that Liverpool will face competition from Bayern Munich and an unnamed Spanish club for the midfielder.

With Adam Lallana in the final few months of his contract and James Milner not getting any younger, it makes sense for the Reds to pursue a player of Havertz’s age and potential. Just 20, if he develops as expected, he could secure the Liverpool midfield for the next decade.

With Gini Wijnaldum’s contract extension a topic of discussion, its worth noting that Jordan Henderson will also turn 30 this year. Replenishing the midfield will become a concern in a couple of seasons, thus making it apt for Liverpool to sign Havertz.

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Havertz has made 128 appearances for Leverkusen and has scored 33 goals for the club. He has also played nine times for the German national team since making his debut in 2018. (h/t Whoscored)

Liverpool are currently 19 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League. The Reds need just eight more wins from 14 remaining matches to win our first league title in 30 years.

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