Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director admits that his side gave in easily to Chelsea’s offer for Havertz.
He revealed that the Blues got away rather easily with their deal to Havertz. Many clubs suffered financial losses when the coronavirus pandemic first hit and Leverkusen was no stranger to it. Had Chelsea come knocking next year at Leverkusen’s door, it would have been more challenging.
“[Chelsea] simply made good use of the coronavirus period,” Voller told Bild.
“Next year it would have been much harder for Chelsea to get Kai. [Other interested teams] preferred to hold back because of the high transfer fee in this special and uncertain time.”
“We also have significant revenue losses in times of the coronavirus. We will of course take that into account and certainly not completely reinvest the transfer fee we got for Kai Havertz,” he added. “Although we still have to do something to maintain the level or to improve.
“In 2019 we signed Kerem Demirbay and Nadiem Amiri, among others – both technically strong players who still have room for improvement and will prove that.
“Bayern Munich are the ultimate team, then comes Borussia Dortmund. Behind that we see ourselves with three or four other teams. We want to get back in to the Champions League.”