Thomas Müller Praises ‘Extremely Good’ Chelsea & Bayern Munich Target Kai Havertz

Thomas Müller and Kai Havertz representing their respective Bundesliga clubs
Thomas Müller and Kai Havertz representing their respective Bundesliga clubs | TF-Images/Getty Images

Thomas Müller has lauded former Germany international teammate Kai Havertz, describing the forward as an ‘extremely good player’.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Havertz is enjoying yet another fine season in the Bundesliga. His 11 goals in 26 games this campaign mean he’s now notched 28 in his previous 60 league appearances.

His impressive form has turned the heads of a number of European giants, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern. Now, Müller has heaped praise on the youngster.

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Havertz in action for Bayer Leverkusen | INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

“In my last few years with the national team, I still enjoyed to train and play with him,” Müller told Sky Sports Austria. “Kai Havertz is an extremely good player. If not, at that age, a top talent in Europe. He has such good skills and of course we at Bayern always want to have the players with the best skills.”

Despite Müller clearly being keen on luring Havertz to the Allianz Arena, the 30-year-old went on to add that he has no influence in the club’s transfer dealings.

He added: “But unfortunately, I have no insight into the financial area of ??Mr. Dreesen and the sports director area. I don’t know now what is planned.

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Havertz and Müller during Germany training | TF-Images/Getty Images

“I do not now know which budgets can be allocated there in the current times. It’s also a bit of a paradox if you always talk about new additions and save salaries at the same time.”

Müller was speaking after playing the full 90 minutes as Bayern squeezed past Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal, setting up an eagerly anticipated final against Havertz’s Leverkusen.

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