Leverkusen could keep Havertz and Brandt


Bayer Leverkusen will be playing in UEFA Champions League next season! After most of their campaign was quite poor and they had spent big chunk of it below sixth place, that is a great success for Peter Bosz’s side. Now, the coach believes it will be easier to persuade players to stay at the club for another year, especially crucial talents like Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt.

“Yes, it’s a better chance [of Leverkusen keeping both players],” he told Bayer 04 TV. “I don’t know. Kai will stay, for sure. And Julian, I hope he will stay. Every player wants to play at the highest level and we have the chance next season to play at the highest level.

“We’re looking forward to it. Not only in the Champions League but also the Bundesliga. Our goal will be to be better than this season and therefore we have to work harder than this season and be more clear about how we want to play. It’s a big achievement.”