Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick has been singing the praises of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz ahead of the two sides’ meeting on Saturday, admitting lots of coaches would love to have the young attacker at their disposal.
Havertz has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern in the summer, with his performances in the second half of the season – particularly since the Bundesliga restarted – attracting plenty of interest.
Now, Flick has commented on how well the Germany international has developed during his time with Die Werkself.
With Bayern travelling to the BayArena to take on Leverkusen, Flick admitted his admiration for Havertz, stating as quoted by Bulinews: “I think very few coaches wouldn’t want to have Kai Havertz in their team. He has developed enormously at Leverkusen.
“He moves very well between the lines, is quite fast, safe on the ball and is good at finding space. He has got a strong goalscoring instinct at a young age.”
Flick has previously worked with Havertz at international level, when he was Germany’s sporting director and Havertz was playing for the country’s Under-17s side.
While Havertz is expected to leave Leverkusen, where he’ll go remains uncertain, with numerous clubs said to be in the running for his signature. Liverpool and Manchester City are interested – with 90min revealing in April that the latter enquired over his services – but Bayern remain heavily touted as a potential destination.
Flick also gave an update on the fitness of Thiago Alcantara, who’s been struggling with an adductor problem, but is in contention to make his Bundesliga return against Leverkusen.
He added: “He is always an option. His quality would do any team good. Let’s wait and see what will happen tomorrow. We always need options so that the opponents don’t know everything about us.”