Kai Havertz Not Leaving Leverkusen Despite Bayern Munich, Arsenal Interest


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One of the most sought-after players this summer was going to be Bayer Leverkusen’s star playmaker Kai Havertz. The Germany international, 20, took the Bundesliga by storm during the 2018-19 season and he was widely expected to leave the club and play elsewhere during the 2019-20 campaign.

However, things have changed drastically and now Havertz will remain at Leverkusen for at least one more year. The news was confirmed by none other than Bayern Munich’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who confirmed the report on Sport Bild.

“[Leverkusen sporting executive Rudi Voller] told me [….] that the player will be at Leverkusen next season,” he said. This practically puts an end to Bayern’s chances to land the talented 20-year-old, who registered 17 goals and four assists in 34 Bundesliga appearances (33 starts) last term.

Bayern were not the only side that was keen on Havertz, though, as Arsenal were also considered as one of the biggest candidates to sign the German star. In fact, Bayern were reportedly linked with a €100m offer for the Leverkusen star, but that wasn’t enough.

Barring an unexpected change, the midfielder – who’s nicknamed ‘the next Mesut Ozil’ – won’t be changing teams any time soon. Especially considering Leverkusen will play in the UEFA Champions League next season.