Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz ‘wants Barcelona’

Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz is said to be keen on a future move to Barcelona, El Mundo Deportivo cite Sport Bild as saying.

Earlier this month, ESPN FC claimed that the Blaugrana are ramping up their interest in the 20-year-old and sent scouts to watch him take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

The Catalan giants have been linked to the 20-year-old alongside Liverpool and most strongly of all, Bayern Munich while Diario AS spoke of the interest back in July.

Marca recently claimed the German international was interesting the Blaugrana, Bayern and also Real Madrid – who may enter the frame for a move.

“Barcelona have a lot of the ball, but there are lots of teams that do that these days, not only Barcelona,” Havertz is cited as saying by Marca.

“Real Madrid, for example, are a team that have a lot of possession, although they've been a bit less efficient than Barcelona in recent years.

“They're [Bayern] probably the biggest club in Germany and there are many players that were very successful at a young age that went there.

“Therefore, I get linked with Bayern, but we'll see what happens. There are players that want to stay close to their family and others say, 'I want to live in another country'.

“There's something clear: if you want to be a star in Germany, you can't go wrong with Bayern.

“I think I've picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen, I know the rhythm of these international matches and I'm confident that I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany.

“For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards, we'll see.”

It is claimed that the Bundesliga club are intent on holding onto their star midfielder for some time yet, and would demand a minimum fee of €130m next year should approaches come in.

Havertz has won seven caps for the Germany senior team and is widely regarded as one of the brightest emerging talents in world football.

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