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Kai Havertz:
'I'm ready to take a big step'

By Rune Gjerulff

Kai Havertz has opened up on his plans for the future.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz says he feels 'ready to take a big step' in his career.

Prior to the corona crisis, Havertz looked certain to leave BayArena this summer, but in the last few weeks, Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler has suggested that the 20-year-old could perhaps stay for another season after all.

But while Havertz admits he can't predict how the coronavirus will affect the upcoming transfer window, he still seems keen on a summer move.

"I'm ready to take a big step, and I like challenges. For me, this also includes abroad," Havertz told Sport Bild and added:

"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."

When choosing his future employer, the coach will be a key factor for Havertz.

"The coach is a very important person for me. It must be a good fit. You can see that with our coach, Peter Bosz. For me, the sporting direction of the club is also reflected in the choice of coach," the midfielder emphasized.

Havertz's contract with Leverkusen expires in 2022. He has been linked with the likes of Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool.

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