Liverpool have stated they won’t make any major signing this summer, but that might be about to change. The Reds have a very good roster, but some of their fans think they have to make some additions this summer in order to remain as one of the best clubs in Europe.
Well, it looks like the team’s hierarchy has listened to their fans and now appear to be lined up to sign a very interesting player. German wonderkid Kai Havertz has been the latest addition to Liverpool’s potential new players list, with the player admitting that he plans to leave Bayer Leverkusen to take ‘the next step’ at some point, but nobody knows when that will happen.
Havertz had a terrific season with Bayer, where he netted 17 goals as an attacking midfielder and now several teams are following the youngster trying to get his signature. Liverpool and Barcelona are thought to be interested in his services.
Speaking to Bild, Kai addressed questions over his future, even though he looks set to stay at least one more season in Leverkusen.
“I am honest, at some point the next step must come for me. But I’m not going to worry about when exactly that will happen. What counts now is Bayer Leverkusen. We still have a lot to do,” he said.
“Leverkusen very quickly signaled that they wanted to keep me. That’s why it wasn’t an issue for me. Now I’m starting my tenth year here, maybe we can make it a golden one for the club. What will happen afterward has not yet been decided. There is no club where I have already signed.”
He later discussed the rumors placing him at Allianz Arena, playing with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
“I really don’t know yet whether FC Bayern is the next and right step for me. I also don’t know whether foreign countries would not be more suitable for me. I really don’t think too much about it at the moment,” Havertz continued.
“I have that self-confidence [to play for Bayern], yes. But the same applies to other clubs as well.”
In the same article, Bild listed Barcelona and Liverpool as potential new teams for the wonderkid. This comes after Jurgen Klopp admitted that the team was actually willing to sign a new player as long as it was the right one for the team’s needs.
“I’m happy with the team, we are really happy. We have to see if we find maybe one position, if we find something for it, but there’s no real pressure because it’s not about signing a player. We have solutions for all the situations,” Klopp said during an interview with Liverpool’s official website.
“Do we have exactly the solution that everybody from outside would be 100 percent happy? I don’t think so because people want to have world-class here, world-class here and the guy on the bench has to be world-class as well.
“That’s not so easy. But we are of course working on it.”
Liverpool have known how to sign well recently, after year landing players that didn’t play as well as expected. Perhaps they will wait another year to put their hands on Havertz, but if they manage to land the 20-year-old, their future will look extremely promising.