Bayer Leverkusen have admitted the future of Kai Havertz remains uncertain as several leading clubs continue to monitor the highly-rated midfielder.
Havertz has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in world football following another impressive season in the Bundesliga for Leverkusen, the 21-year-old having scored 15 goals in all competitions so far this season, including five in just five league appearances since the division’s restart.
Chelsea along with Bayern Munich are believed to be leading a host of Europe’s elite in the race to sign the Germany international and Leverkusen’s managing director, Fernando Carro, has admitted the future of the club’s prized asset is uncertain.
“With Kai Havertz, I see that many clubs are interested in him,” Carro told Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. “Kai has been with us for ten years. I see the player’s desire to take the next step sometime in the near future.
“You have to respect that as much as the fact that he has a contract in Leverkusen until 2022.
“You have to try to find a solution where the player’s goal can be reconciled with ours. At the moment nobody can say for sure what will happen.”
Last week, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said the club ‘haven’t given up hope’ on the youngster remaining at the BayArena for another season.