Arsenal wouldn’t stand out as front runners to land Kai Havertz, but when you really think about it, that’s exactly what they are. Here are 3 reasons why.
I have started just about every article about Arsenal‘s transfer prospectus the same way—they have very specific needs. They need a centerback. They need a central midfield, they’ll probably need a striker and they’ll need someone who can create chances, either an attacking midfielder or a pivot. Kai Havertz is certainly the kind of guy that creates chances.
That said, Kai Havertz is the belle of the footballing world’s ball. With a price tag tickling £100m, the 20-year-old is an international sensation who can go wherever he wants. He’s spent some incredible years at Bayer Leverkusen, but right now, he’s exploring options for what comes next.
You wouldn’t think Arsenal would be in on such big money, game-changing deal, but they are still up there being linked to the prolific young German and I’m here to tell you that it’s not far-fetched at all to think that the Gunners aren’t just interested, but potential frontrunners for the deal.
We will start with what will seem, to some, to be a stupid statement. But hear me out at No. 3.
3. Money isn’t an issue
I wrote about this more in-depth earlier today. About how all this talk of money being a problem is missing one massive factor—sales. The Gunners could stand to raise £150m+ this year on sales alone. Couple that with whatever “measly” budget we were looking at and it could turn out that Havertz costs less than half of what we have available to spend.
£90m is a lot of money, no doubt. And the Gunners aren’t traditionally big spenders. Nicolas Pepe was an anomaly. Or was he? The club wasn’t a big spender under Arsene Wenger, but since then, they have made some pretty massive purchases. So move the financial obstacle out of the way. The Gunners definitely have the financial flexibility to make this move happen if they clear the runway of traffic first.
Moving on to No. 2.