Chelsea would “listen to a good offer” for their German star Kai Havertz.
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The journalist believes that Chelsea would listen to offers for the 23-year-old if he does not show any further improvement this season.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Phillips said: “I think this is a make-or-break season for Kai Havertz. If he doesn’t continue to grow and get better, then I think Chelsea would definitely listen to a good offer if it did come in from Bayern Munich or elsewhere. It really is on Kai Havertz.”
23-year-old Havertz has found himself in somewhat of a positional conundrum, with former boss Thomas Tuchel opting to play the German international at striker for the majority of last season.
Judging by Graham Potter’s first game in charge against RB Salzburg in the Champions League, it looks as though he fancies Havertz as an outright number 10, which is the position in which he secured his rise to prominence.
Yet, his exploits in the Nations League recently in the 3-3 draw against England saw the star hit a brace for Germany as a lone centre-forward.
Potter will need to ponder Havertz’s strongest position, which is up for debate right now.
There is no doubt that the Germany international brings impact whenever he plays though, with an average of 19.12 pressures, the starlet offers a much greater sense of abrasiveness to the front-line than many would think and is of course productive with his attacking style, having averaged 2.62 shot-creating actions and 2.35 progressive passes per game over the last year.
Chelsea will be expecting more from their £75.8million investment and will look to recoup some of that if the star fails to consistency deliver once more.