Manager sends message to the likes of Spurs and Liverpool about star’s future

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Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are both said to be interested in acquiring the services of Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt (The Sun). The 23-year-old has had an impressive season with Leverkusen bagging 10 goals and 17 assists this term.

Bradt, who has spent more than five years at Leverkusen, is said to be looking for a new challenge this summer.

However, the German international’s sensational form has ensured that the club qualified for the Champions League next season. Brandt produced a fantastic display as Leverkusen thrashed Hertha Berlin 5-1 on the final day of the campaign to seal the 4th spot.

Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz has now suggested that qualifying for next season’s Champions League might enough convince both Brandt, and Bayern Munich target Kai Havertz to stay with the club.

According to The Mirror, Bosz told Bayer 04 TV, “Yes, it’s a better chance [of Leverkusen keeping both players].

“I don’t know. Kai will stay, for sure. And Julian, I hope he will stay. Every player wants to play at the highest level and we have the chance next season to play at the highest level.”

Meanwhile, the club’s Sporting director Ruud Voller confirmed that they have received several offers for the 23-year-old and expect the player to make a decision in a week’s time.

Speaking to Sky Sports he said, “We know exactly which clubs have knocked [for Brandt],” the former Germany coach told Sky.

“Brandt has some requests, and in the next five, six or seven days there will be a decision.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Looking at the number of wide-forwards being linked with the club in recent weeks, it looks like Pochettino might employ a 4-3-3 formation next season.

Given that he has a release clause of £21.5 million (Daily Mail), he will certainly prove an astute signing for the club and valuable addition to the squad.

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