Director Boldt opens up on possibly Havertz replacing Ramsey at Arsenal this January
Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Jonas Boldt says teenager Kai Havertz will be staying at the club despite reported interest from Arsenal.
With constant rumours in the British media all claiming that Ramsey is done at the Emirates and is playing his last season at the club after failing to agree a new contract, focus for Emery has now switched on to whom he will be signing to replace the Welshman.
Gunners boss Unai Emery knows he needs to find an immediate replacement for Ramsey and has his scouts out and about searching for potential targets, and one name that has been mentioned in the media lately is Havertz, who is one of the games brightest talents.
Since making his debut in 2016, nineteen-year-old Havertz has gone on to make over 80 appearances appearances for the Bundesliga side and shown great skill and composure on the ball for such a young lad.
And with reports Leverkusen are willing to cash in on their prized asset for a fee of around £60 million, there had been some suggestion that Emery would be backed in his quest to try and bring the young man to the Premier League.
However, Leverkusen Sporting Director Boldt has now stated that the teenager will be staying at the club despite all the interest in his signature, telling Sport1: “There is no reason to be uneasy.
“His future lies in Leverkusen, where Kai has an environment where he can excellently develop.
“It’s nice to see the boy progressing from month to month, and of course we’re pleased that he has done so well on his [full] national debut, confirming our path in Leverkusen.
“Club, player and everyone has agreed that Leverkusen is the right club, so logically there were no requests.”
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It is no secret that the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are prepared to offer Ramsey the kind of contract offer he feels he deserves and could stay in the Premier League next season, even though Arsenal would like to get rid in the January window to a foreign club.
But Havertz is not the right man to come in and replace the Welshman, as he is simply not ready for the physicality of the Premier League and has a few more years of development before he could walk straight into the Gunners starting line-up.
So the news that he is set to stay put may actually be a blessing in disguise for Arsenal, as they can now go for a more complete replacement.
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