Bayer Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz has admitted that he could face a struggle to keep Liverpool and Manchester United-linked midfielder Kai Havertz at the club in the future.
Havertz, who became the youngest Bundesliga player to reach 50 appearances last year, has followed up his 20 goals last term with one strike and three assists in 10 appearances for his club side.
The 20-year-old also scored his first goal for Germany in a 2-2 friendly draw with Argentina earlier this month and his impressive run has seen him linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United.
Speaking to German publication SportBild, Bosz referenced Julian Brandt’s recent move from Leverkusen to Borussia Dortmund and said that while he is there to “help” Havertz, it is up to him when he decides to move on.
“Of course I would like to keep him, just as I would have liked to keep Julian Brandt, for example,” the head coach said.
“Kai is only 20 and still has room for improvement. I can help him there. But it is like this, at the end the player himself must feel when he is ready for the next step. Nobody can decide that for him.”