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Leverkusen chief Rudi Völler comments on the future of Kai Havertz

By Rune Gjerulff

Kai Havertz has been heavily linked with a move away from Bayer Leverkusen, but could stay beyond the summer after all due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Not long ago, Kai Havertz looked almost certain to leave Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, with Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz telling Algemeen Dagblad that he expected the youngster to be sold for at least €100 million for the youngster.

However, as Bayer Leverkusen chief Rudi Völler tells Bild, the situation is different now due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit football hard.

"It's true that you can't make any big plans at the moment. But that doesn't make us nervous," Völler said and added that he believes the club are in a good position when it comes to extending the contract of Charles Aranguiz:

"I know from our many conversations with Charles how much he likes it here."

Völler then went on to praise Kai Havertz, hinting that he hasn't given fully up on keeping the 20-year-old beyond the summer.

"With Kai Havertz, too, you could see in recent months how motivated he is and how committed he is to this team. By the way, that doesn't just apply to these players - it really applies to everyone. That's why we're in very good spirits when it comes to our future plans," he said.

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