Arsenal are in pole position to sign Bayen Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, according to reports. The 18-year-old rated at £25m and has scored seven goals in 51 appearances since breaking into the Bundesliga side first-team back in 2016.
Havertz has been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern in the summer.
Liverpool and relegation-bound side Southampton are both reported to be keen on signing the player as well but Football Weeks believes Arsenal are leading the race to sign the highly-rated young German.
The Sun suggests the North London club have sent scouts to watch him in action for Under-19 side in their 5-2 defeat at the hands of Norway last week. It’s claimed the Gunners are preparing a move for Havertz at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
Havertz, who became Leverkusen’s youngest ever debutante at the age of 17, recently admitted that he idolises Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil.
‘I look up to Mesut Ozil. He plays football the way I like it.’ he said.
‘He’s always calm with the ball, never stressed. I love watching his games.’