According to a report by kicker, Kai Havertz does not fancy a move to Bayern Munich this summer. The Bavarians have been linked with him for some time now, but the player feels uncomfortable with the competitiveness for playing time at the Sabener Strasse, which often continues off the pitch. European superclubs such as Juventus, Real Madrid, and FC Barcelona are mentioned as potential destinations for the 20-year-old, but the expected economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak makes a transfer much less likely.
At the moment, Bayern are still very interested in pursuing Havertz. The German Rekordmeister don’t want him to become a repeat of the Leroy Sane situation, where a top German youngster and national team prospect went to a European rival unchallenged. Havertz’s doubts stem from the fact the he is a somewhat reserved individual, and doesn’t think he would fit in the club’s cut-throat environment. It may also hamper his preparation for the Euros, which have been pushed to 2021.
Interest from other parties, however, is muted. Barcelona were the only superclub that never contacted Bayer Leverkusen about the youngster — and that was before the coronavirus shut down football across Europe. Leverkusen were hoping to set Havertz’s price around 130m euros, based on Joao Felix’s insane 120m transfer fee the year before, but the price is looking increasingly unrealistic.