Where Should Kai Havertz Move?

The Bundesliga is in the public spotlight of world football in the midst of this pandemic as it becomes the first European top league to continue competition. This makes the names that shine in the Bundesliga get such great attention, one of which is Bayer Leverkusen’s wonderkid, Kai Havertz.

Havertz finished three matches during the pandemic with four goals. The note fulfilled the German player’s goal incision to 14 goals in all competitions. The 20-year-old actually plays an attacking midfielder, but he can also play on the right wing and even striker, as applied by Petr Bozs in the last four matches. The performance of young players who were on the rise must be accompanied by European top-flight club radar that began to monitor. Before discussing which club is suitable if Havertz moves, let’s explore more about how to play Havertz.

Strength

Havertz has a very good ability in finding space to get a space to shoot. When he has a chance, a good final finish makes the left-handed player very dangerous, especially the first-time strike. Of the 10 goals in the Bundesliga this season, seven of which he scored through first time shots.

Havertz’s header is also very dangerous. The combination of good ballless moves and the 189 cm posture he has produced three header goals in the Bundesliga this season. Havertz is indeed not muscular so strong in air duel, but the movement without a good ball allows him to get a free header situation.

Havertz’s movements indicate he is very good at reading situations. He understood what would happen in the next few seconds so he could make the right movements. Havertz The first goal against Gladbach below is an example.

Havertz’s contribution is not just a goal. He scored eight assists in all competitions this season. Havertz is ninth in the Bundesliga key passes with an average of 2.1 key passes per match. Havertz often comes down to pick up the ball and give a breakthrough bait to the wing that has the speed like Leon Bailey. Good bait accuracy also allows him to distribute the ball well, a strength that is found for players as high as Havertz.

Weakness

It’s not common knowledge in the Bundesliga that Havertz is a very dangerous player in Leverkusen. This caused him to often fall victim to the aggressiveness of opponents who wanted to stop Havertz before it was too late. Havertz does not appear to have been able to deal with this problem properly. He ranks first on average dispossessed with a score of 2.8 times the opponent successfully won the ball from Havertz per match. About the failed touch, Havertz ranks second in the Bundesliga with a number of 3.3 touches failed per match. The most recent example in the 29th week of the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg players managed to win the ball four times from Havertz where the number is the most in the match.

Potential

About the ability, obviously Havertz can continue to develop if you work hard, but Havertz’s potential isn’t just that. He has shown good versatility by being able to play in various positions as well. Starting his career as an attacking midfielder, lately Havertz often plays as a striker and scores a lot of goals. If Havertz moves and is handled by a coach who is able to make a tactical breakthrough, Havertz can become a very unique player with qualified quality.

Playing as a striker, Havertz often makes diagonal runs utilizing the gap between center back and wing back. This ability often breaks the opponent’s shape and makes room for attack for teammates. This makes Havertz will make the front lines of a team that has a more dangerous goalscoring wing.

Threat

The Bozs started trying Havertz in the striker position when Kevin Volland, Leverkusen’s main striker, was injured since last February. Havertz is able to adapt quickly and be able to be a goal scorer as well as an opportunity maker for Leverkusen with a free role on the front lines. Bozs had to rack his brain what he did when Volland returned. If you lower Havertz to an attacking midfielder or right wing, Havertz may be more restrained to enter the opponent’s penalty box so that the achievement of potential goals can be reduced.

A similar threat can also occur if Havertz moves to a club that has a top striker. The top clubs certainly have a higher pressure and the coaches don’t necessarily dare to take risks by putting Havertz as a striker with a free role. This caused Havertz to be very careful in choosing the next club, especially in the near future at a very young age.

Regarding which club is suitable, Havertz’s ability in front of goal is really needed by many teams. Liverpool is one of them. The combination of the two fullbacks, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, will be more perfect with havertz in the middle. Havertz could be the target of Robertson and Trent’s cross, but it could also be a space opening for Mane and Salah who stabbed into the middle.

Manchester City could also be another option chosen by Havertz. At City, Havertz will be spoiled by Kevin de Bruyne’s breakthrough bait and other City midfielders. He can duet with Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero, and can also play alone in front.

In Barcelona and Real Madrid Havertz will also be able to provide added value. The two Spanish giants are in need of a center forward who can be a goal machine. Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez, who are now the mainstays of Real Madrid and Barcelona on the front lines, have started to age and must be replaced immediately. Havertz could be an option for Real Madrid and Barcelona for the position.

But keep in mind that players should not be bigger than the club and many behind the scenes factors determine the success of the player’s transfer. Havertz might have moved to a team whose style of play did not match the way he played at Leverkusen, but he could succeed because he was able to adapt. The opposite can also happen, Havertz can fail at a club that plays well, but behind-the-scenes factors prevent Havertz from showing teeth.

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