Antonio Rudiger breaks silence over reports he’s trying to lure Kai Harvetz to Chelsea

July 31st, 2020 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has laughed off reports that he has been working behind the scene to ensure Blues’ target Kai Havertz signs for the London club.

Frank Lampard is reportedly keen to add the Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder to his team, having signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

But Both Chelsea and Bayern Leverkusen are yet to agree on the transfer fee of the Germany international despite reports that Havertz has sorted out his personal terms with the Blues.

Rudiger has, however, described Havertz as a ‘great talent’ after the Leverkusen star was linked with a move to Chelsea.

The defender played a big part in helping convince Timo Werner to join Chelsea, and there have been rumours that the Blues defender is doing the same with fellow Germany international Havertz.

However, the Blues defender laughed off that but admits he has been impressed with the young forward, report

“Has he been linked with us?” Rudiger joked when asked about his fellow German.

“Yes, he is a great talent and he had a very good season. He is also very young and we will see what happens [with his future].”

After the signing of Werner back in June, the Chelsea defender was given the tag of ‘Agent Rudi’ by Blues supporters for his role in the move.

Rudiger played a key part in trying to convince his fellow Germany international to come to west London, having discussions with his former Stuttgart teammate.

But the Blues centre-back insists he was just doing what he had to do to get the deal done.

“I heard about it from everyone,” Rudiger admitted. “My friends told me about everything but I just tried to help out because everyone knows and can read that we played together.

“There’s a bond somewhere, so I just did what I had to do.

“We spoke a lot during lockdown and I have known him for a long time through playing in the national team and at Stuttgart together.

“So, it is nice to see how his career went and he developed every year, getting better and scoring more goals and getting more assists.

“I am very happy for him that he is now managed to take that step like me to leave Germany and come to the UK.”

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