Kai Havertz urged to reject Manchester United for Chelsea

    The former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has urged Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz to turn down Manchester United in favor of a prospect of linking up with Chelsea

    Havertz, who has established himself as one of the hottest young properties in Europe over the past couple of years, has a long list of suitors in England and across the continent.

    In addition to United and Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid also harbor an interest in the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star, who is expected to move on in the coming months.

    After racking up 20 goals and seven assists in 2018/19, Havertz has carried his predatory form to the 2019/20 season, registering 15 goals and eight assists across all competitions.

    Contracted at the BayArena until 2022, Havertz reportedly has a staggering £75m price tag slapped on his head, with several Premier League sides ready to meet Leverkusen’s demands.

    Indeed, Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in taking the highly-rated youngster away from his homeland.

    Although the Red Devils seemed to be leading the race until recently, the Stamford Bridge outfit now appear to be in the driver’s seat for Havertz’s signature. After snapping up Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, Frank Lampard is keen to bring in the Germany international to boost Chelsea’s chances in the Premier League title race. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also a big admirer of the left-footed forward, as the Norwegian manager sees the German starlet as an upgrade to Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard after both failed to shine at Old Trafford over the past couple of seasons. However, the former Liverpool ace Dietmar Hamann is adamant that Chelsea have much more to offer to Havertz than Manchester United in the long run. “United has lost its appeal in recent years,” Hamann told Sky Germany, as relayed by the Daily Mirror. “They have been the measure of things for many years, they are still the largest club in England, but they have major internal problems. “If there was a player on the market in the past, Manchester United was the first point of contact for years. I believe that is no longer the case today. “When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for five years, the long-term perspective is more important than participating in the Champions League next season. “The player may have to make the decision in the next few weeks and cannot wait until the season in England, which runs until the end of July or beginning of August, is over. “Perspective is important for a player, but Manchester has been in a vacuum for years. “On the other hand, if I look at Chelsea, they have a coach with Frank Lampard who did a great job for the club as a player – and I have the feeling that the Blues are growing again. “For the first time in a long time, you have a team with which the fans can really identify. If a Timo Werner or possibly a Kai Havertz were to be added, it would be an incredibly exciting and interesting story. “If I think about where I see the clubs now and in two or three years, the decision for Chelsea would be a relatively easy one for me as a player.”


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