Kai Havertz is a name that you might not know, but those who haven’t yet heard of the German soon will. At the age of just 20-years-old, the attacking midfielder is the 19th most valuable player in the world, according to Transfermarkt, and he’d be a dream coup for Tottenham.
The German attacking midfielder, who’s valued at £81m by Transfermarkt, scored 17 goals in 34 Bundesliga games last season, and with links to Tottenham, he’s certainly worth watching, especially after recent comments from one of his teammates that he could end up leaving Bayer Leverkusen.
The teammate in question is Kevin Volland, and the German striker said, whilst speaking to Bild, via Inside Futbol, ‘I went on holiday with a good feeling and I expected him to stay for at least another year. I think the step is just right for his development.’
‘Of course, if he continues like that, there will eventually be a transfer.’ and it’s that line that will excite Spurs fans. The 20-year-old won’t be leaving Leverkusen this summer from the looks of things, but as a future option, Havertz is extremely exciting.
Should he become available for transfer next summer, the German midfield man could be the perfect replacement for Christian Eriksen, seeing as the Dane’s deal expires next summer. It may take Havertz time to adjust to the Premier League should that happen, but he has all the talent to do so.
Comparing Havertz to Eriksen makes for interesting reading too. Eriksen’s 152 combined goals and assists in 277 games (Transfermarkt) for Spurs means he averages a goal involvement every 0.54 matches, whilst Havertz has a similar ratio, scoring or assisting 50 goals in 105 games for Leverkusen (Transfermarkt) equating to one every 0.48 games on average.