Marco Reus wants Kai Havertz to join Borussia Dortmund

There’s little doubt that 20-year-old Kai Havertz is the hottest commodity within German football right now. The Bayer Leverkusen player has produced 25 goals and 19 assists in 91 Bundesliga appearances. His footballing qualities are undoubted, and the only question that seems left unanswered is how high Havertz is going to reach.

Bayer Leverkusen and Rudi Völler decided to keep Havertz around for this season, but it is an open secret that the club is willing to sell its most-valuable asset next summer. The midfielder could, in fact, become the first German player to be sold for more than 100 million Euros.

Given that Bayern and the rest of Europe’s big boy clubs are keen on securing the youngster’s signature, it seems highly likely that the move could break all German records.

Reus: “I’ll do my best”

It won’t be Bayern München winning the race for Havertz’s signature if Marco Reus gets his way. The Borussia Dortmund captain told German broadcaster Sport1 that he’ll try to convince his national-team colleague to join the Black-and-Yellows instead.

“I’ll try everything to make him sign for Dortmund,” said Reus. “I’ll give it my all, like I did with Julian.”

Reus was referring to Havertz’s former teammate Julian Brandt, who joined Dortmund this summer. Havertz and Brandt were nicknamed “Bravertz” by the Leverkusen fans and created a magical duo last season. Having them play on the same team would be a dream come true for Borussia Dortmund’s fans. Add Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer into the mix, and one could see the making of a legendary attacking line-up.

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc wasn’t happy about Reus’s statements, telling kicker magazine, “Everybody involved should concentrate on the current season instead.”

Too Expensive for Dortmund?

Bayern München would have broken the 100 million Euro ceiling this summer if the transfer of Leroy Sane had gone ahead. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, have never spent more than 31 million Euros on a single player (Mats Hummels).

It stands to be seen if BVB are going to join the race for Havertz’s signature. Even if the club and the player might be willing to join forces, it might prove too costly for Borussia Dortmund to make this transfer happen.

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.

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