The Bundesliga remains a hotbed of football talent and Premier League clubs look at those plying their trade in it as prospective signings.
One of German football’s hottest prospects is already on his way to England as Chelsea have signed RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner to bolster their attacking options. Who could follow him to the Premier League? Here are four Bundesliga players that could also be in English football in 2020-21.
Werner’s now-former Leipzig teammate Dayot Upamecano may be next to swap Germany for the Premier League. On the long list for the Golden Boy award in 2018, the France Under-21 defender has been of longstanding rumoured interest to Arsenal.
Centre back Upamecano, who could also play senior international football for Portugal and Guinea-Bissau has again helped Leipzig qualify for the Champions League. As best of the rest outside of Bundesliga big boys Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, it is always difficult for this club to keep hold of its top players.
Given the Gunners’ history of signing French footballers, it would be no surprise to see Upamecano make the switch to the Emirates sooner or later. Tightening up defence is something Mikel Arteta needs to look at, even though David Luiz has signed a new deal in North London.
One Bundesliga player linked continuously with Premier League clubs is England and Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Aged just 20, he was involved in 33 league goals in the past German season, scoring 17 and setting 16 up for teammates.
Sancho’s skill and speed bamboozle defenders, so top teams see plenty to like about him. His end product at Dortmund has been excellent, and that is what attracts them to him. Having left Manchester City as a teenager, it is other Premier League heavyweights Manchester United that could be his next move.
Despite the Red Devils showing improved form recently, they are a double-figure price to win the Premier League in the latest 888 Football betting odds on the 2020-21 season. Sancho could be playing in the United attack alongside Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes providing support.
Bayer Leverkusen only finished fifth in the final Bundesliga table, and that is no small part down to the exploits of Kai Havertz. He has played in a variety of midfield and forward roles for the club, including upfront towards the end of the campaign.
Long-range and spectacular goals are something of a speciality so that Havertz will have his suitors. Despite already spending plenty on Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech and Werner, Chelsea continue to be mentioned in connection with adding him to their ranks.
More goals from midfield are something Blues boss Frank Lampard will want, having been so prolific as a player at Stamford Bridge himself. Havertz has spent ten years with Leverkusen, but his future surely lies at a higher level, and his all-action style would be particularly suited to the Premier League.