Kai Havertz will not be leaving Bayer Leverkusen despite being eyed up by a host of clubs.
Kai Havertz’s name first cropped up in relation to Arsenal in March when it was reported that Sven Mislintat had sent scouts to watch the ‘sensational’ 6ft2 attacking midfielder who had already been shown around Liverpool’s training ground.
That was then followed up in October with more reports that Arsenal were planning a double-bid for the 19-year-old and Ismaila Sarr.
Since then, however, it’s been quite quiet on the Havertz front and the main team to be linked with him recently has been, perhaps unsurprisingly, Bayern Munich.
Speaking to the media, Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director, Jonas Boldt, was firm in his insistence that Havertz is going nowhere.
“There is no reason to be uneasy,” Boldt told Sport1. “His future lies in Leverkusen, where Kai has an environment where he can excellently develop.
“It’s nice to see the boy progressing from month to month, and of course we’re pleased that he has done so well on his [full] national debut, confirming our path in Leverkusen.
“Club, player and everyone has agreed that Leverkusen is the right club, so logically there were no requests.”
Under contract until 2022, Havertz moved to Leverkusen’s youth setup when he was just 10-years-old and is now regarded as one of the best young prospects in the country.