Leverkusen chief insists Havertz's value won't fall due to coronavirus
‘Top players remain valuable because there are not many of them’: Bayer Leverkusen chief insists Kai Havertz’s value will not fall due to coronavirus crisis as German side prepare to lose their star man this summer
- Bayer Leverkusen are not expecting to let star man Kai Havertz go on the cheap
- It has been predicted that transfer fees will fall due to the coronavirus outbreak
- Havertz is set or a big money move to England or a European giant it seems
- Only last month, Leverkusen manager Pete Bosz said he would cost £90m
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Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Fernando Carro is expecting Kai Havertz’s transfer value not to fall this summer, despite the implications of the coronavirus crisis.
Football is bracing itself for a period of uncertainty once the game can resume after the global pandemic has shut down almost every league across the world.
While players are not playing matches, it has been claimed that their transfer values will fall significantly with German-based website transfermarkt predicting the values of Premier League squads have dropped by more than £1.6billion as a result.
Kai Havertz looks set to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer but they still expect a top price
Havertz was expected to make a big-money move away from Leverkusen this summer with a host of top Premier League and foreign clubs interested.
And Leverkusen are still expecting to receive top dollar for their prized asset, despite the financial mess left by the coronavirus.
‘Kai is a top player,’ Carro told Sky Sports Germany.
‘Top players remain valuable because there are not many of them.
‘I assume that the market value losses will not be reflected in the transfer fees for top players.’
Havertz looks likely to leave the Bundesliga club this summer with elite clubs interested
Only last month Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz claimed Havertz was worth ‘more than €100million (£90m)’ with the club in no rush to sell given he has a contract until 2022.
‘Kai is 20 years old, but this is already his fourth season in the Bundesliga,’ Bosz told Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad.
‘That says a lot. Everyone in Germany sees him as a child prodigy. He is from Aachen, has been here since he was eight. Nice boy to work with. Intelligent. He also plays the piano.
‘We sold his buddy, Julian Brandt, to Borussia Dortmund last summer. Havertz suddenly became even more of an eye-catcher.
‘A lot came to him before the winter break. We lost the derby at Koln and three days later also at home to Hertha Berlin.
Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz admitted that he is resigned to losing his star asset
‘He can’t be held on to next summer. That will be a transfer of €100 million. What am I saying? More than 100 million!’
Havertz admitted earlier this week he is ready for a new challenge and says he could move abroad this year.
He told Sport Bild: ‘I’m ready to take a big step, and I like challenges. For me, this also includes abroad.
‘Leverkusen are a great club, I feel good. I have always said that. But, of course, I want to take the next step in my career at some point. That’s my ambition.’
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