Kai Havertz scores two goals on Bundesliga return to show why Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City retain transfer interest

Kai Havertz continued his fantastic form in Germany by scoring twice for Bayer Leverkusen on his return to action.

The 20-year-old Germany international had five goals and five assists in his last eight appearances for his club and his double helped the club to a 4-1 win against Werder Bremen.

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Havertz has carried on his excellent form on his return to action
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Clearly, it was going to take more than a global health crisis to stop the midfielder – on a roll before the unprecedented stoppage – in his tracks as he picked up where he’d left off.

Leverkusen played their first match since the German top flight restarted with a trip to struggling Bremen on Monday night.

And the star of the show was Havertz of course, who bagged a brace in the first-half of the clash.

He gave Leverkusen the lead on 28 minutes, rising brilliantly to get on the end of Moussa Diaby’s cross from the right. Havertz took a knock for his troubles when scoring the goal but was able to carry on.

However, the home side hit back moments later when Theodor Gebre Selassie turned in a corner from the left.

But Havertz, who has been likened to Michael Ballack, gave his side the lead once again just five minutes after scoring his first goal.

It was another header as Havertz nodded home an inswinging free-kick from the right – the goal made possible largely thanks to some questionable marking by the Werder Bremen players.

Nevertheless, this should not detract from Havertz’s excellent form and it will only increase the interest in him from some of Europe’s top clubs.

He’s been likened to German football icon Michael Ballack and has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal this summer.

It’s understood that any club wanting to purchase Havertz will have to pay in excess of €100million.

Leverkusen added two more goals in the second half, Mitchell Weiser and Kerem Demirbay getting on the scoresheet as they ran out 4-1 winners.

The result puts Leverkusen just a point off fourth-placed RB Leipzig, who could only manage a draw at home to Freiburg on Saturday.


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