Exciting Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has revealed that fellow summer recruit Timo Werner persuaded him to join the club.
Speaking to Chelsea’s YouTube channel, the German international revealed all the details.
“It helped a lot. We know each other well from the national team,” the ex-Bayer Leverkusen player said.
We’ve always been big friends. When I got the news that he would change [clubs] of course we messaged like every day. He always said to me, ‘come, come [to Chelsea]!’ It was like every day.
“Of course it’s easier for me to have some German-speaking players here. We have Timo, Toni Rudiger and Pulisic and Kovacic can also speak German which is good for me.
“But I can speak English as well so I have a good relationship with every player but of course me and Timo are big friends and it was very important for me that he made the step and I made it too.”
Havertz explained further on his connection with teammate Werner.
He said: “We’re really happy to be here. It’s a funny connection, we are friends and have a lot of fun.
“On the pitch it’s also very good because we’ve played together often. We have a good connection on and off the pitch.”
Havertz has started life at Chelsea swimmingly, scoring four goals and providing three assists.
Werner has similarly exploded out of the blocks, netting eight times so far.
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The club were linked with Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso prior to their acquisition of Edouard Mendy and they are still interested in purchasing the custodian off the Italian outfit.
The Argentine was on the list of Chelsea’s alternative options if the deal for Mendy fell through.
Udinese are gearing up for a £30million Musso exit with Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain also interested in the 26-year-old.
He kept 14 clean sheets in 38 Serie A games in the 2019/20 campaign.