Peter Bosz concedes Bayer Leverkusen will lose Kai Havertz at the end of the season but expects the club to get a hefty reward for renouncing their jewel
Widely regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, Havertz has become a target for a host of Europe’s most prestigious clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.
Although he endured a torrid first half of the season that saw him fall out with the fans, the 20-year-old has regained his best form since the turn of the year.
He racked up four goals and three assists in eight Bundesliga outings in the new calendar year and found the net in each of his three appearances in the Europa League knockout stages.
Havertz’s upturn in form has catapulted him back into the headlines, as Peter Bosz heaps more praise on the youngster.
“Kai is 20 years old, but this is already his fourth season in the Bundesliga. That says a lot,” the Dutch manager said, as reported by Bleacher Report.
Peter Bosz confirms Kai Havertz is set to leave in the summer: "We can’t hold onto him next summer. It will be a transfer of over €100m. In this business, it's about developing talents & selling them on. With at least €100m, we'll try to strengthen ourselves in 3 or 4 positions pic.twitter.com/4cMyztsHxD— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 14, 2020
“Everyone in Germany sees him as a child prodigy. He is from Aachen, has been here since he was eight. Nice boy to work with. Intelligent. He also plays the piano.
“We sold his buddy, Julian Brandt, to Borussia Dortmund last summer. Havertz suddenly became even more of an eye-catcher.“
Bosz also confirms Leverkusen won’t stand a chance when the big clubs come knocking on the doors in the summer.
“He [Havertz] can’t be held on to next summer. That will be a transfer of €100 million. What am I saying? More than 100 million!“
Havertz’s current contract at the BayArena is due to expire in summer 2022, which puts ‘Die Werkself’ in a strong bargaining position as long as they manage to negotiate his sale before the next season.