Former Bayer Leverkusen defender Roberto Hilbert feels Kai Havertz is good enough to lead Chelsea to the Premier League title, should he move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are fighting to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Havertz to continue their exciting spending. The Blues have already added huge potential to their attack by bringing in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Havertz, a dynamic attacking midfielder, would add a further threat to Chelsea going forward. The 21-year-old has continued to impress since breaking into the Leverkusen side four years ago.
Speaking to Goal, Hilbert said he puts Havertz at the top of the list for the exciting talents appearing from his generation.
“He is the next big, big player to come from Germany,” Hilbert said. “I was there when he made his debut in our team at 17. In this generation, I think he will be a game-changer. He is a really smart player, quick and he is a nice person.
“He has some things [Michael] Ballack had, some things [Mesut] Ozil had but he puts it into one package which is what makes him so dangerous.”
Hilbert continued by claiming Havertz’ talent and temperament would see him succeed in west London.
“I think he has a level of talent that nobody else has,” Hilbert added. “When Chelsea sign him for the next years then I think it will be a great chance to help them win titles in the Premier League.
“That’s how good he is. He worked hard, but he is a smart and humble person. That comes from his good family unit and he will continue to work hard and improve every day.”
CHELSEA RECEIVE HAVERTZ FEE MESSAGE
Meanwhile, Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has said Chelsea will not receive a discount for Havertz.
The Bundesliga side could look for as much as €80million for the midfielder.
And Voller insists that there will be no “Covid rebate” for the Blues should their interest progress.