Bayer Leverkusen is reeling under enormous pressure with the departure of some of its biggest names in the summer window, with the likes of Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland set to leave for greener pastures.
And expectedly Peter Bosz, the current Bayer manager is looking for avenues to strengthen his squad once these stalwarts do depart.
Bosz recently confirmed that he does not expect Havertz to be part of the setup anymore, in news that would surely be music to Chelsea fans.Kevin Holland,too is on the verge of completing a move to Monaco in more distressing news for Bundesliga biggies.
“Our squad isn’t set yet”, says Bosz
Kai Havertz has been on the radar of some of the European biggies for quite some time now and it is being considered a major coup for Frank Lmapard’s side to have secured the services of the talismanic midfielder.
And while it is all merry at Stamford bridge,the mood at Bay arena couldn’t be more sombre.Havertz was definitely the most vital cog for Bayer, having scored an impressive 36 goals, along with 25 assists in just 118 Bundesliga appearances since making his debut in October 2016.
Peter bosz was expectedly tensed when probed about the future of his team.
Kai #Havertz will be a #Chelsea player. The deal is done: €80M plus €20 add-ons. 5 years contract.
The 21-years old has been Frank Lampard's top target.
Havertz is a player on another level to improve.
One of the brighest talents in the world.
Great day for #CFC @SkySport pic.twitter.com/uOlGGUwAis
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) August 30, 2020
“Unfortunately our squad isn’t set yet. I don’t expect (Kevin) Volland and Havertz to train with us again.”
“It’s possible more players will transfer. We definitely still have to add some players.”
With Chelsea in the process of rebuilding, Havertz has been brought as a potential long term replacement for Eden Hazard, for a reported fee of £90m.With the likes of Hakim Ziyech,Timo werner,Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell also on the radar of Blues, Chelsea surely is making a case to make the Premier League battle interesting this season.
The road ahead for Bayer Leverkusen-
It wasn’t the best of seasons for Bayer,with them failing to qualify for Champions Laegue as well as having a trophyless campaign.Expectedly Peter Bosz, the longtime manager would have his hands full trying to build a competent squad for the coming season.
🗣 #Bosz: "Für Trainer wäre es super, wenn dann der Kader zum Trainingsstart komplett fertig wäre. Aber das ist heutzutage fast nie der Fall. Dazu hat sich durch Corona vieles verschoben. Das macht es komplex. Als Trainer ist es meine Verantwortung, damit umzugehen."#Werkself pic.twitter.com/24QaTU7b8i
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) August 31, 2020
Patrick Schick is looking to complete a move to Bayer Leverkusen from Roma,after being on loan at RB Leipzig and he would definitely add a bit of variety to Bayer’s forward line.
But most importantly, Peter Bosz still looks to be pretty optimistic.
“Normally a season preparation takes six weeks,” Bosz said. “It’s an advantage that I’m not new here.
“In two weeks of vacation, not much substance is lost – the players don’t start from scratch. From there we build now.” he added.
Let’s not forget that Bosz has earlier coached the likes of Borussia Dortmund and the man has experience to deal with these situations at the highest level.The current fiasco at Bayer Leverkusen would be another opportunity for the Dutch to showcase his footballing acumen.