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Dimitar Berbatov has sent a warning to Kai Havertz amid transfer talks to Liverpool.
The 20-year-old has been linked with the Reds as the club prepares a big money for the youngster’s move.
Berbatov hopes Havertz will play in the Premier League one day, however, he believes now is not the time for him to make such a move to Anfield.
He said: “This week, Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz has been linked with a move to the Premier League and that doesn’t surprise me. He has great quality and he will become even better in the future. I was so pleased to see, not only him but the Leverkusen team came back really strong in their win against Werder Bremen. Havertz needs to get used to the sounds that are being made about him following his two goals on Monday night because teams are going to come after him.
There’s a lot of talk that Liverpool and other teams are interested in him, so now he needs to be careful, not let that go to his head and stay focused on his game. He has enough quality and if he continues the way he is going teams will still be there, they won’t go away. All eyes are on the Bundesliga at the moment and when you score goals and play good football it is no surprise that teams like Liverpool want you.
I would like to see Havertz in the Premier League at some point, but not right now. I think it is a bit too early for him, I want to see him play more games, score more goals and get more confidence and maturity. I also think he will need a bit more muscle to play in the Premier League, we all know how defenders can squash you and smash you into pieces and you need to be ready for that if you are going to hit the ground running in such a demanding league.”