Ex Bayer Leverkusen CEO, Reiner Calmund has come out to say that he expects Kai Havertz to join Real Madrid in the summer.
Reiner recently revealed that the Spanish giant is the most logical destination for the young German midfielder.
According to him, Real Madrid might be struggling to pay his price amid the pandemic, but a move to the world-renowned club at a young age will surely help his career.
He added that Havertz scores goals with his left foot, right foot and his head and that is an exceptional quality to possess.
His words, “From his end it has been suggested that Spain is his preferred destination. Barcelona are currently unable to fund a transfer of this magnitude.
“I would not recommend him to move to Barca either, he would always be compared with Lionel Messi and the media and the fans only like to remember the outstanding performances of Messi.
“Real Madrid is a more logical destination. I think Real are very interested in Kai, but they are also struggling to sign him this summer. In my view, that’s an advantage. If you switch to such a world-renowned club at a young age, you must get a regular place in the team.
“The chances of that happening next year are very good at Madrid. Luka Modric, the one who plays in Kai’s position, will be 36 years old next September. That would be the right time for a change.
“To my knowledge, Real can also imagine such a scenario. And if it is next year, that would mean that Kai will play another season with Leverkusen.
“Of course, FC Bayern are also interested in him. But I cannot imagine that they will be able to spend around €100 million (£90m/$112m) after signing Leroy Sane. I would like to see Kai continue to play in Germany, and if that were to happen then only FC Bayern could be be considered. Maybe a deal for next year is possible.”
“Havertz scores goals with his left foot, right foot and his head. That is an exceptional quality to have. He is also versatile, fit, technically strong and fast. He is an exceptional talent.
“The two Bayer 04 managing directors Fernando Carro and Rudi Voller, like the supervisory board chairman Werner Wenning, have committed themselves to €100m as the basis for negotiations. The three Bayer bosses will not move significantly away from this amount.