Kai Havertz with Germany


Havertz was 'within a shot' of Barça before the signing of Griezmann

Published:2/12/2022 - 17:11h

Updated:2/12/2022 - 21:29h

New information ensures that Kai Havertz was close to signing for Barça before the Board of Directors made effective the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Atlético de Madrid

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Ramón Plans, exsecretario technical of the FC Barcelona, did several important contractings that have surrendered fruits in the current staff of Xavi Hernández. However, a new information desvelada by the newspaper 'SPORT' affirms that Kai Havertz, one of the footballers with better performance in Premier and with the selection of Germany, could be culé.

The operation could concretise in 2019, when it defended the elastic of the Bayer Leverkusen and hardly had 20 years of age. The sportive direction had excellent reports on his exert and projection, by what seemed a safe bet of face to the future. In fact, the own attacker pronounced in this regard in different interview aiming that by his characteristics of game was the Barça the best club to the that could join during the summer.

Nevertheless, a part of the directive was not of the all convinced with what knew of the germano, since one of his tendencies is to work like mediapunta and feared that it repeated with him a new 'case Cesc'. Added to this, the Leverkusen had him priced in 70 million euros, a high figure by a footballer that still had a lot that show.

Like this the things, the Barcelona decided to go by Antoine Griezmann and disburse 120 millions to the Athletic of Madrid, what would finish being one of the costliest errors to sportive and economic level in the history of the institution. 'The Principito' did not reach the level that had with the colchoneros in any of his years in the Camp Nou, in addition to that shot even more the mass salarial of the staff, that already had the emolumentos of Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Gerard Hammered and Sergio Busquets.

Chelsea carried to the 'jewel'

The transaction by Griezmann concretised and a year afterwards was Chelsea the one who bet by Havertz, paying 80 'kilos' to hire him and settle him in the Premier League. The past season marked 14 goals and delivered 6 assistances in all the competitions, giving destellos of the type of player that can convert. With the German selection left good feelings during the World-wide of Catar, although they did not suffice his goals to classify to the nationalmannschaft to the eighth of final.

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