Bayern Munich's Lewandowski seals crushing win at Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern Munich's Lewandowski seals crushing win at Bayer Leverkusen

Havertz has certainly been catching the eye, with his stock continuing to rise heading towards the next transfer window.

League top-scorer Robert Lewandowski headed in Thomas Meller's 20th assist of the season to seal Bayern's ninth straight win before a superb 89th-minute goal from 17-year-old Florian Wirtz cut the deficit for the host.

Havertz and Leverkusen are back in action on Saturday and will attempt to derail Bayern Munich's title bid as the Bundesliga leaders visit the BayArena.

The Germany global has hit five goals in the club's first four outings following the coronavirus-enforced break in the campaign, taking his tally to 15 across all competitions.

Such a gleaming effect has actually not gone undetected in other places in Europe, with Liverpool, Manchester United as well as Bayern Munich all apparently thinking about the child's solutions.

Rolfes is aware that "all the great clubs" are keeping tabs on the young playmaker, but remains optimistic that he will choose to remain at the Bay Arena for at least another couple of years.

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"We don't know yet what's going to happen to Kai. He's a fantastic player and for many years Bayern have been chasing Germany's young talent, but they aren't the only one", he said. "His future is not at all decided yet".

Havertz has just over two years remaining on his current deal at Leverkusen but the club could find it hard to keep hold of him.

"Kai is under contract until 2022". I'd like to see him as long as possible with the Bayer Leverkusen shirt. Lucas Alario fired in after 10 minutes as Leverkusen, without the injured Kai Havertz, scored with the first chance of the game.

"He is fast enough to play as a striker, but he is also a great No. 10, with creativity and timing".

The game also saw Bayern lend their support to protests over the death of black American man George Floyd, with all their players wearing armbands bearing the slogan "Black Lives Matter".

Instead, Bayern were able to grow into the match and assert their authority, with the offside flag saving the blushes of Coman and Lewandowski after the pair somehow failed to score midway through the first half.

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