Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack has told Kai Havertz to not come overseas, but stay in Germany.
The 20-year old Bayern Leverkusen player, according to Ballack, will benefit more by stay where he is for a little longer – instead of transferring overseas now.
Ballack told BILD via the Sun: “Players with his quality are in demand everywhere. But I think he’s in good hands in Leverkusen.
“The conditions there are perfect for young top players and their development.
“Bayer play attractive football and their training facilities are very good.
“Leverkusen also offer a cautious environment, and as a player you can make mistakes without being the focus of criticism. You should appreciate that.
“Of course a player like Kai Havertz has to play in the Champions League, so it would be important for Leverkusen to qualify for it.”
Currently, Havertz is being pursued by English giants Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Former Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann has further drawn likeness of Kai Havertz to Ballack.
“The one player who stands out for me is Havertz. He’s an exceptional player who reminds me of a young Michael Ballack.
“He has that air of arrogance… in a nice way. He’s just a natural. He’s two-footed, he’s tall and he’s good in the air.
“He’s very versatile, he can play across the front, he can play in any position.
“I think he is the best player we have got in Germany at the moment.
“There’s talk about Werner maybe going to England and obviously he’s a different player but I think Havertz is the one I would be looking at.”