Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz

Highly-rated Havertz set for Bundesliga stay despite Premier League interest

Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz is set to turn down interest from the Premier League next month in favour of remaining with the Bundesliga side.

The midfielder has attracted interest from a host of Europe’s leading clubs following his breakthrough at Leverkusen, with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all amongst the sides reported to be monitoring his progress in recent months.

The Germany international is regarded as one of the most promising young talents in world football, making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2016 before establishing himself as a key figure and senior international.

Havertz finished third in the rankings for this year’s Golden Boy award after a campaign last term that saw him score 17 Bundesliga goals in just 34 appearances, whilst he has also earned seven caps for Germany since his debut last year.

According to Sky Sports, several of England’s biggest sides have been tracking the 20-year-old ahead of the winter window, whilst the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been linked.

Spurs are believed to have shown the strongest interest, having tracked the player for several seasons with former manager Mauricio Pochettino having been an admirer of the midfielder’s talents.

However, any hopes of signing Havertz in the coming January window have been squashed by the player, who admits he is enjoying his football at Leverkusen and expressed a desire to stay until at least the end of the season.

Leverkusen currently sit seventh in the Bundesliga, whilst the club are also into the knock-out stages of the Europa League following their Champions League group stage exit, Peter Bosz’s side drawn to face Porto in the Round of 32 next year.

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