According to a rumour, Real Madrid was relieved to miss out on signing Kai Havertz this summer after pursuing the German before he eventually joined Arsenal.
Karim Benzema, a Real star, left Madrid to accept the riches on offer in the Saudi Pro League. Havertz and Harry Kane were considered as a replacement. The LaLiga giants ultimately chose against signing either player. Havertz relocated across London to join Arsenal while, Kane finally signed with Bayern Munich. Real Madrid believed that the £65 million the Gunners spent for Havertz at the time was excessive. Such opinions seem to be valid based on the player’s early experiences in North London.
The former Chelsea player has made six appearances but hasn’t scored or provided an assist. He is currently playing in a deeper midfield position. However, he used to play in the forward line at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid are happy that they didn’t sign Havertz
According to the Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid is becoming more and more relieved that they avoided competing with Arsenal for Havertz this summer. They view the German as a “bullet dodged”.
The 24-year-old sat out on the bench for the match against Everton last weekend. But he returned to the starting lineup for the Champions League demolition of PSV midweek. He seemed more at ease in the relatively slower-paced European tournament.
He is now competing with Fabio Vieira, another midfielder, for a spot in the starting lineup for the North London derby match against Tottenham on Sunday at The Emirates.
Real Madrid is reportedly “happy” that they chose not to make a payment at this time. Madrid are grateful that Havertz isn’t doing much in North London. But that criticism is unfair because Havertz doesn’t seem to have had much time to get used to his new surroundings.
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