Pundit expects Liverpool to ‘discreetly’ move for €125m playmaker

Date published: Thursday 20th February 2020 3:46

Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen

Steve McManaman wouldn’t be surprised to see Liverpool bring in Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz “discreetly” this summer.

A report in January claimed that Liverpool have held talks with Leverkusen over a move for the playmaker, with an eye-watering €125million the suggested fee.

The German international has six goals and two assists to his name this term in all competitions, after his previous breakout season which saw his net 17 Bundesliga goals.

Speaking to HorseRacing.net about the Havertz rumours, former Liverpool midfielder McManaman said: “We’ll have to wait and see; he’s a young player with plenty to improve on, who might be the type of player that Liverpool are looking at rather than a fully-fledged superstar.

“He is one who’s impressed in the Bundesliga this season and Jurgen Klopp certainly knows that league inside out, so he’s got a lot of people to call to get opinions on players.

“Liverpool do a lot of their transfer business discreetly, and a lot of the other players were bought when we didn’t know it was happening, such as the likes of Alisson Becker and Fabinho, while Virgil van Dijk was very much the exception.

“They’re very low key when it comes to signing players they want in the summer, that’s why I take transfer rumours at the moment with a pinch of salt – and if Liverpool want to do business then they’re not going to tell anyone else about it. They’ll try and get it done before anybody else knows.”


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