Chelsea should sign Havertz rather than Coutinho, says Leboeuf

‘I like his maturity’: Chelsea should sign Kai Havertz rather than Philippe Coutinho in the transfer window, says former Blues star Frank Leboeuf

  • Chelsea have been linked with move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Havertz 
  • The Blues are also interested in Coutinho, currently on loan at Bayern Munich
  • Leboeuf has no doubts who he believes Frank Lampard should be looking at
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Chelsea have been told to go for Kai Havertz rather than Philippe Coutinho by ex-Blues defender Frank Leboeuf.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Havertz has continued his impressive form by scoring three times in two games following the resumption of the Bundesliga following the coronavirus shutdown.

The 20-year-old Germany international was on target twice on Saturday as Bayer won 3-1 away at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeu believes the Blues should be targeting Kai Havertz

Chelsea have also been linked with Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich from Barcelona, and Leboeuf has no doubts who he believes Frank Lampard should be looking at.

‘I like his maturity on the field, he looks like someone who is 30 and knows exactly what he has to do and when he has to do it,’ he told ESPN FC. ‘The goal he scored was very clever, between the goalkeeper’s legs.

‘He’s the master orchestrator of that team and I talked about him last week and I said that’s a player that I would hire for sure.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has continued his impressive form in the Bundesliga

‘When we were talking Chelsea about Coutinho, when you see that player [Havertz], he should be in the Premier League very soon. He should be because he’s a very, very talented player.’

Leboeuf has been critical of Coutinho, despite the 27-year-old Brazil international posting eight goals and six assists in 22 league outings for the Bundesliga leaders so far this season.

‘I would have lots of question marks seeing him coming to Chelsea, to bring what?’ he said in March.’I don’t know where his place would be. If I was the chairman, if I was the coach, I would be very hesitant to pick him up.’

Coutinho has recently returned to training after suffering an ankle injury.

Philippe Coutinho is currently on loan at Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich from Barcelona

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