Former Liverpool player Didi Hamann believes Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz should choose Chelsea over Manchester United as he tries to join a Premier League team.
Havertz will leave Bayer Leverkusen once the transfer window opens this summer, having built a reputation as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.
Chelsea appear to be the Premier League’s favorite club to win Havertz, but Frank Lampard’s team may still face some Man United competitions.
European giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also said to be participating in Havertz’s transfer career, which is worth £ 75 million.
But Hamann prefers Chelsea to the Red Devils as a destination for the 20-year-old.
Speaking of development, Hamann told Sky Sports Germany: “Man United has lost its charm in recent years, they are still the largest club in England, but have major internal problems.
“When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for 5 years, the long-term perspective is more important than participation in the next UEFA Champions League.
“The player may have to make the decision in the coming weeks and cannot wait until the end of the season in England in late July or early August.
“The prospect 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 has done an excellent job for the club as a player and I have a feeling that the Blues is growing again.”
“If Kai Havertz was added, it would be an incredibly exciting and interesting story.
“If I think about where I see clubs now, and in 2-3 years, Chelsea’s decision would be relatively easy for me as a player.”