Kai Havertz would be perfect Christian Eriksen replacement at Tottenham

Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen (29) celebrates as he scores his team's first goal with Tin Jedvaj (16) during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Nuernberg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at...

Tottenham Hotspur should make a move for the Bayer Leverkusen youngster.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur on February 08, 2019 in Enfield, England.

It seems for all the world that Christian Erisken will be leaving Tottenham this summer.

The Dane has just one year remaining on his current deal at Spurs, and it would be a huge surprise to see Daniel Levy risk losing him for nothing next year by keeping hold of him.

If Eriksen does in fact leave for pastures new, Mauricio Pochettino will obviously have to bring in an able-bodied replacement, and the perfect option for Tottenham would be Bayer Leverkusen youngster Kai Havertz.

 

The 19-year-old is an attacking midfielder by trade, but he can also play on the wings, and he has exceptional technique combined with a keen eye for a killer pass.

He enjoyed a wonderful campaign with Leverkusen last season, racking up 20 goals and seven assists in 42 appearances in all competitions, and that kind of attacking output would help Tottenham fans quickly forget about Eriksen.

The Germany international perfectly fits the profile of a typical Pochettino signing. He is young, has tremendous potential, and is already cool and composed when in possession of the football.

Bayern Munich's defender Philipp Lahm (L) and Leverkusen's midfielder Kai Havertz vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen...

One problem for Spurs, however, could be his price-tag.

According to German media outlet Bulinews, Havertz is valued at €60 million (£53 million), and that would be a substantial chunk of money for a club like Tottenham.

Should they receive £80m for Eriksen, however, as reported by the Sun, they will easily be able to afford the 19-year-old German.

And if Pochettino does bring Havertz to north London, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Tottenham.

Luis Alberto of SS Lazio compete for the ball with Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio and Bayer Leverkusen  at Goldberg-Stadion on July...

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