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Kai Havertz has the potential to replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea

express: Kai Havertz is a star of the future who has the potential to replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea, according to Dimitar Berbatov. However, the Bayer Leverkusen attacker has also been warned against joining the Blues or their Premier League rivals Liverpool too early in his career.

Havertz is just 20 years old but is already one of the most highly-rated players in European football, having bagged 12 goals and provided eight assists in 35 appearances for Leverkusen across all competitions so far this season.

The youngster, who has seven caps for Germany, scored twice in his side’s 4-1 win over Werder Bremen on Monday to reignite talk of a Premier League move.

Berbatov, who spent five years at the BayArena then moved to England with Tottenham before spells at Manchester United and Fulham, thinks Havertz is destined for a big-money transfer but has warned the Leverkusen star to keep his feet on the ground.

“This week, Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz has been linked with a move to the Premier League and that doesn’t surprise me,” the 39-year-old told Betfair.

“He has great quality and he will become even better in the future. I was so pleased to see not only him, but the Leverkusen team came back really strong in their win against Werder Bremen.

“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.”

Berbatov even went so far as to suggest Havertz can fill the shoes of Hazard at Chelsea, with the Blues yet to replace the talismanic Belgian since his move to Real Madrid last summer.

However, the former United frontman warned against an immediate transfer by saying: “I would like to see Havertz in the Premier League at some point, but not right now.

“I think it is a bit too early for him, I want to see him play more games, score more goals and get more confidence and maturity.

“I also think he will need a bit more muscle to play in the Premier League, we all know how defenders can squash you and smash you into pieces and you need to be ready for that if you are going to hit the ground running in such a demanding league.

“I think he should stay at Leverkusen and develop even more and get that experience which will help him for when the time comes to go somewhere else.

“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 the way he has come back, by scoring and producing the goals that he has done so far.”

Source: Published by express

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gamers emzy
gamers emzy
11 days ago

Football

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
11 days ago

Okay…but let he make his own decisions

Promise
Promise
11 days ago

That’s how hazard’s own started like play like play

Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
11 days ago

he can’t replace him

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
11 days ago

That’s will be nice.

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
11 days ago

He can only if he believes

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
11 days ago

He is a good player but he should follow d advise of berbatov

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
11 days ago

Havertz is an amazing talent that would mature to b a top star in the future. Chelsea would b a gud place fr him. At least dey will let United have Sancho

Mustapha Animashaun
Mustapha Animashaun
11 days ago

Is really a young lad but also flexible on the ball and can replace hazard also

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
11 days ago

Havertz joining blues would be a perfect replacement for Eden hazard

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
11 days ago

Everybody have his decision

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
11 days ago

I just pray he lives up to his potentials with all the hypes and links to top clubs across Europe

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
11 days ago

that will be nice if it happened

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
11 days ago

I like the word potentials that he used for him

Anthony chidalu
Anthony chidalu
11 days ago

He I a good player

Anthony chidalu
Anthony chidalu
11 days ago

Yes

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
11 days ago

Chelsea please buy this player

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
11 days ago

I agree with Berbatov.
He shouldn’t move to the Premier League too early in his career

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
11 days ago

That will be really nice

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
11 days ago

He is too young for premier league move,he is having a great season with leverkusen and needs more time to improve his game before any big move.

Emmanuel John Paul
Emmanuel John Paul
11 days ago

Football 💚💚

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
11 days ago

Well his position is not easy tho,he had rest impact on chelsea

Pablo chidiebere
Pablo chidiebere
11 days ago

He is playing well but he can’t replace hazard

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
11 days ago

The future is untold, it obviously the young dude can do better at Stamford bridge.

Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
11 days ago

Ofcourse he has the potentials to replace eden hazard.

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
11 days ago

I am not a Chelsea fan but I think this havert can’t replace hazard because he don’t have the experience which hazard have and epl football is different from buddesliga

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
11 days ago

Good player no doubt but every player has their potentials, so filling of Hazard shoes is a different thing entirely

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
11 days ago

He really has the potential but now is not the time to make such move

Ogali Christian
Ogali Christian
11 days ago

Congratulations congratulations

Tobi Samuel
Tobi Samuel
11 days ago

Nice

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
10 days ago

He can replace him,but Chelsea will not buy him

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
10 days ago

I hope the new grounds favor him.

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
10 days ago

I think that will be a perfect replacement for hazard

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
9 days ago

Yes, he has a potential to replace Hazard but he has to be more careful before signing for these big clubs.