Football Manager Predicts... Kai Havertz

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

Kai Havertz currently plies his trade in the German Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen. At the age of 20, he is currently one of the hottest prospects in world football. Rumours are rife at where the talented attacking midfielder who be playing next season, however it would not be surprising to see him head to England. At the time of writing this article, Chelsea are currently favourites to sign Havertz, accodring to Oddschecker.

Within this blog article, we will look to predict how the career of Kai Havertz will pan out using the popular computer game Football Manager 2020. We have already predicted the future of Manchester United target Jadon Sancho, so if you haven't read that, after this, go over and give it a read.

Kai Havertz, at the age of 17, made his debut for Bayer Leverkusen, becoming the youngest ever debutant for the club. Since that game in 2016, he has gone on to make 114 appearances and score 35 goals. He is currently also the youngest player in the Bundesliga to reach 100 appearances, breaking Timo Werner's record.

There is no doubt about it, it looks like Kai Havertz is going to have a very successful career but where will he end up? Using Football Manager 2020, we will fast forward to the year 2037 and see how Havertz's career pans out. Kai Havertz has potential to become one of the best players within Football Manager 2020, so it will interesting to see how this 'Football Manager Predicts' experiment will play out.

Below, we are now in the year 2037 and Kai Havertz is now 38 years old and is due to retire at the end of the season. Unfortunately due to licensing issues within the game, the German national side is unplayable- hence the reason why Havertz has only gained three caps.

In the 2019/20 season, Havertz featured 26 times for Bayer Leverkusen and managed 6 goals. The following season he did indeed move to England, but it wasn't Chelsea, like many would of predicted. He moved to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City for a whopping fee of £100 million to make him the most expensive signing the Premier League has ever seen.

Kai Havertz stayed at Manchester City for the following fifteen seasons, becoming one of the best players in the world and writing himself into the Manchester City folklore. Over these fifteen seasons at the club, Havertz went on to make 456 appearances scoring 117 goals in process. At the age of 36, Havertz was dropping down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium and decided to stay in the Premier League, moving to Newcastle United for a fee of £1.4 million. Havertz moved to the Magpies in January 2036 and has had a somewhat successful spell there, moving back into a more defensive role on the pitch due to his lack of physical attributes.

Will Kai Havertz's career replicate this in real life? We will have to wait and see. Did you enjoy this Football Manager experiment? Are there any other players you would like us to experiment with? If so, drop us a message on our Twitter at the@TheFootyGang.

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