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Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler still hopeful of Havertz stay

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen haven't given up hope that Kai Havertz will be staying for another season, says club boss Rudi Völler.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler remains hopeful that Kai Havertz will stay beyond the summer despite ongoing speculation linking the highly-rated youngster with a move away from BayArena.

Speaking in an interview with DPA on Tuesday, Völler said he believes Leverkusen are "in a good position" when it comes to the 20-year-old, who still has two years left on his contract.

"We have not given up hope that he will stay with us. We try to give him all the opportunities we can, so he can show his qualities. He has been outstanding in the second half of the season," said Völler.

'Die Werkself' are said to be demanding at least €100 million for the 20-year-old, who has developed into one of the most sought-after youngsters in world football in recent years.

Havertz, who has missed Leverkusen's last two games due to a knee problem, has scored five goals in four appearances since the Bundesliga returned last month.

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