Kai Havertz to Bayern Munich has been the on again off again transfer saga that puts the will-they-or-won’t-they-ness of “Ross and Rachel” to shame. However, much like the drawn out love story from a certain late 90’s sitcom, this tale needs to be brought to a happy ending and fast.
Since making his debut for the German senior team at the age of 19 (and making his Bundesliga debut with Leverkusen at 17), Havertz has been making plenty of rounds in the rumor mill to play Bayern Munich. After all, he IS German, immensely talented, and versatile enough to play any position where Bayern might need him. Seems like a no-brainer. Just one problem (well two, actually). Does Kai Havertz want to come to Munich, and does Bayern want to get him?
Thought to be in pole position in the race to sign the 21 year attacking midfielder, Bayern has since cooled their interest. Stepping in to that void has been seemingly every team in the English Premier League with Chelsea being the current favorites. Eager to boost their attack currently led by the real American hero Christian Pulisic, Frank Lampard might also see an added bonus of sticking it to the club that came ever so close to prying away Callum Hudson-Odoi from them.
To make matters worse, Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that Bayern can’t affordLeverkusen’s asking price. Lothar Matthäus however, has stated that Bayern COULD afford Havertz if Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba were sold. But is it worth it?