Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has come out to say that Timo Werner helped to convince Kai Havertz to join the club.
Lampard recently revealed that Werner and Kai are very close so their conversations definitely made it easier for the deal to happen.
According to him, fitness level of Havertz have been below expectation thus far but things would surely get better as the season progresses.
He added that Kai is very humble despite his career success and that will combine really well with his talent.
His words, “I was able to have some conversations with Kai after the buying process happened, or whatever you want to call it,”
“I did as much watching of him as a player as I could, and by that time Timo had arrived at the club, and Timo and Kai are pretty close so I could obviously ask Timo a lot about him, them playing in the national team together. So we had very good background on him.
“But again I was very struck in those conversations with him about his humility, and how he is as a person which I love. I love the humility in players who come with the idea they just want to improve and become a success. And I know he has great talent. I’ve seen that in the first week that he’s been here.
“I think it’s important to be clear that before the Brighton game Kai Havertz had trained for four or five days and two or three of those were a build-up to a game so you can’t work that hard.
“Fitness levels for Kai were difficult. They are only going to get better and get better quickly. I’ve seen lots of his talent and have no doubt the impact he will have as a Chelsea player.”
On Klopp signing Thiago, “Thiago’s an incredible player, we saw first-hand his quality on the pitch, personality on the pitch and off the pitch,”
“The quotes from Hansi Flick this week talking about him on both fronts, and when you hear that from the manager who has just had such success with him at the centre of the team, I think it speaks for itself.
“I think he’s an absolute world-class midfielder in the modern-day, and if he does come to the Premier League, he’ll be a big plus for the Premier League, and a big plus for the team that he comes to.”