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Chelsea’s thrilling midfielder Kai Havertz has revealed that his summer partner Timo Werner convinced him to join the club.
The 21-year-old agreed to do the £ 71 million traded to Stamford Bridge in September following his compatriot £ 50 million move from RB Leipzig Three months before.
Talking to Chelsea YouTube Channel, the German international revealed all the details.
“It helped a lot. We know each other well from the national team, ”said the former Bayer Leverkusen player.
We have always been great friends. When I got the news that it would change [clubs] of course we send messages like every day. He always told me, come, come [to Chelsea]! ‘It was like every day.
“Of course it is easier for me to have some German-speaking players here. We have Timo, Toni Rudiger and Pulisic and Kovacic can also speak German, which is good for me.
“But I can also speak English, so I have a good relationship with all the players, but of course Timo and I are great friends and it was very important for me that he took the step and me too.”
Havertz explained more about his connection to his partner Werner.
He said: “We are very happy to be here. It’s a fun connection, we are friends and we have so much fun.
“On the field it is also very good because we have played together often. We have a good connection on and off the field ”.
Havertz has started his life at Chelsea like a charm, scoring four goals and providing three assists.
Werner has also shot off the blocks, scoring eight times so far.
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