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Kai Havertz will command a transfer fee of over €100m, predicts Bayer Leverkusen boss

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 11:18, 16 March 2020 | Updated: 14:30, 6 May 2020

Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz believes Kai Havertz will command a transfer fee of €100m in the future.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has developed into one of Bayer’s most valuable players  since graduating from their youth set-up.

Kai Havertz’s rise: Five key things to know…

  • Kai Havertz came through Bayer Leverkusen’s youth academy.
  • He’s gone on to make 139 senior appearances, registering 38 goals and 30 assists.
  • The 20-year-old German midfielder has subsequently won seven international caps.
  • Havertz is regularly linked with some of Europe’s super clubs including Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
  • His manager Peter Bosz believes he will eventually command a fee of more than €100m.

To date he’s made 139 first-team appearances in all competitions, registering 38 goals and creating 30 more, to become a near ever-present this season.

Havertz, born and raised in Aachen, has registered five assists and six goals across 22 Bundesliga matches this term as Leverkusen chase Champions League football.

His performances down the years has caught the attention of several elite clubs and Bosz, who took charge of Bayer in December 2018, feels the youngster’s departure is inevitable but expects the German international to go for triple figures.

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“Kai is 20 years old, but this is already his fourth season in the Bundesliga,” he told Algemeen Dagblad.

“That says a lot. 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.

“During the winter break, we showed images that he did not reach the box enough. Now he does that more often. His share of goals and assists has skyrocketed. He can’t be held on to next summer. That will be a transfer of €100 million. What am I saying? More than 100 million!”