Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen
Kai Havertz (GER, 23) auf der Auswechselbank; Porträt, Einzelbild

Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool have long been linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old midfielder Kai Havertz.

And according to former Man United striker Dimitar Berbatov, the German international can be the ideal replacement to Eden Hazard who left Chelsea to join Real Madrid last year.

Berbatov told Betfair: “Havertz needs to get used to the sounds that are being made about him following his two goals on Monday night because teams are going to come after him. There’s a lot of talk that Liverpool, Chelsea and other teams are interested in him, so now he needs to be careful, not let that go to his head and stay focused on his game.

He has enough quality and if he continues the way he is going teams will still be there, they won’t go away.

“All eyes are on the Bundesliga at the moment and when you score goals and play good football it is no surprise that teams like Liverpool want you.

“I think it is interesting to see Chelsea linked with him, they haven’t really replaced Hazard since he left and it was always going to be difficult to do so. I think for sure they need to go for a young player with a lot of football ahead of them, if that is the case then they will also have to be patient as well because sometimes young players need time to adjust to the physicality and speed of Premier League.

“Havertz is an option for them but it has only been the first week back of the Bundesliga and I hope that he continues to the way he has come back, by scoring and producing the goals that he has done so far.”

Will Kai Havertz even choose Chelsea?

Right now, Chelsea and Liverpool are amongst a host of other big names who are eager to land the youngster. But we do not think, the 20-year-old is too keen to play in the Premier League.

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Berbatov has also said it’s not the right time for Kai Havertz to move out of Germany and some rumours claim that it’s actually Bayern Munich who are the frontrunners to signing him.

Also, both Chelsea and Liverpool have some pretty decent attacking midfielders in their squad right now meaning if Havertz was to join either one of them, he will have to fight for his place in the starting line-up next season.

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