Former Germany and Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamman has advised Kai Havertz to snub Manchester United in favor of Chelsea.
The Bayer Leverkusen attacking playmaker has been highly rated and is being sought by multiple clubs. Despite the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid after him, Havertz has been rumored to be interested in making a move to the Premier League.
With Liverpool out of the running due to financial reasons, Manchester United and Chelsea are set to battle it out for the German player.
Hamman has now been advised to lean towards a move to Chelsea.
“Chelsea and Manchester United are fighting for fourth place [in the Premier League].
“If United miss out on the Champions League again, the Red Devils are at risk of falling behind the other clubs.
“United has lost its appeal in recent years. They have been the measure of things for many years, they are still the largest club in England, but they have major internal problems.
“If there was a player on the market in the past, Manchester United was the first point of contact for years. I believe that is no longer the case today.
“When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for five years, the long-term perspective is more important than participating in the Champions League next season.
“The player may have to make the decision in the next few weeks and cannot wait until the season in England, which runs until the end of July or beginning of August, is over. Perspective 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 did a great job for the club as a player, and I have the feeling that the Blues are growing again.
“They had the two-year transfer embargo and, with [Mason] Mount and [Tammy] Abraham, brought back two young players who were on loan. [Andreas] Christensen is an incredibly interesting player.
“For the first time in a long time, you have a team with which the fans can really identify. If a Timo Werner or possibly a Kai Havertz were to be added, it would be an incredibly exciting and interesting story.
“If I think about where I see the clubs now and in two or three years, the decision for Chelsea would be a relatively easy one for me as a player.”
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