King Kai! – An assessment of Kai Havertz’s abilities

August 12, 2019

by xfcedi


“There is no limit to what Kai Havertz can accomplish,” said Jonathan Tah about the almost 20-year old German wonderkid. Indeed so.

Born in Aachen, Germany, Kai started amateur football at Alemmania Maiadorf. 2018 saw him signed by Aalemania Aachen where he spent two years in the club’s academy before joining Bayer Leverkusen at the age of 11.

On 15 October 2016 he became the club’s youngest ever debutante in the Bundesliga at the age of 17 years and 126 days. 

2018/2019 Bundesliga season was rich in stats for him, as he scored 17 goals and assisting his teammates 4 times in 34 matches. 

Stats and facts are not exactly the ones who tell the story of Havertz’s road into football. The German prodigy’s destiny is to win the Ballon d’or. Bold or crazy statement, only time will decide about this.

What he brings to the pitch in terms of play-making, concentration, flair and mentality is unmatched by any other young football player these days. He is one of a kind. Being able to deliver killer passes, placing himself right in his natural position just behind the striker, opening up the play with his vision, having the ability to wriggle past defenders easily and more important, naturally, based on his instinct that defines him as a true No. 10. 

The quick rise to stardom came as a result of his talent, as a two footed out and out playmaker. Players from Bayer Leverkusen no matter the age, learn from him, even if he is one of the youngest players. Impressive, for the man who can turn a match by himself, being described as an “Alleskonner”, a player who can do everything.

Bundesliga starts in less than a week, a new chapter of the wonderkid’s journey, a road who is set to be legendary.

In FootballCoin his card is set to be one of the 3* players that you cannot miss for your Bundesliga draft.

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