KEY POINTS

  • Oliver Bierhoff says Kai Havertz suits Real Madrid
  • The DFB director described Havertz as a "complete player" with "great talent, technique, good physique"
  • Real Madrid may lack funds to get Havertz

Kai Havertz is widely believed to be leaving Bayer Leverkusen and possibly joining Chelsea F.C. next season, but German Football Association (DFB) director Oliver Bierhoff thinks the 21-year-old should consider another team: Real Madrid. 

Bayer Leverkusen seems to have accepted Havertz's imminent departure, even stating that it will not stand in the German player's way. But as for Havertz's destination, retired football player Bierhoff feels the 21-year-old football player would be of better use to Real Madrid than Chelsea.

"He is a player for Real Madrid," Bierhoff told Marca.

Bierhoff also has nothing but praise for the Bayer Leverkusen star. "He is a young player who has everything: great talent, technique, good physique. He is a very complete player and he will be very important for us [the German national team]," he added.

Despite Bierhoff's statement, there is one major thing that makes a move to Real Madrid unlikely to happen.

Die Werkself wants roughly $112 million for Havertz, and it appears only Chelsea has the funds to pay such a hefty sum, Bild reported. Los Blancos and Bayern Munich don't appear to have the budget to pull off a deal this summer.

It could be a different story by next summer, but it would still depend on whether or not Havertz is willing to wait that long.

Whatever he decides, Bayer Leverkusen may just be concerned about getting the fee it is demanding for the German midfielder. In a previous report, sporting director Rudi Voller said that he is aware of the impending exit, but certain conditions have to be completed first for Havertz's move to be made official.

Voller made it clear that they will not stand in the way of him leaving. Though he would love to keep Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen will not force any player to stay at the BayArena if that player has his mind set on another club.

"We have an agreement - if it fits, he can go this summer," Voller said. "As of now, he is a player of ours. We have our ideas, we know what he can do. I personally hope that he stays one more year."

Chelsea has yet to make a formal offer for Havertz, though critics believe it will only be a matter of time. Havertz made it known that he wants to join a big club, and it appears the Blues are it.

Frank Lampard has already secured the services of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, and most feel Havertz will be the next big signing.