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Former German midfielder Michael Ballack thinks Kai Havertz is still not ready to join Bayern Munich.
The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has been linked with the move to the German champions along with Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
This season Havertz has scored 5 goals and assisted 2 times for Peter Bosz’s side.
Speaking on the player’s move to Bayern, Ballack told Sport1 (via Sky Sports): “If Bayern act in perspective and you still want to get the best German players, Havertz has to be brought in. He is an exceptional player, but one thing is also clear… Havertz still needs time. He also needs the robustness to be mentally prepared for Bayern. I also needed my time in Leverkusen back then. Havertz must now look closely at his development. We do not need to talk about his footballing qualities because he is a top player. Bayern have to decide whether they need his role and what he is worth to them. He is sure to bring everything Bayern needs. But the possible transfer must also fit into the financial framework.”
Ballack thinks Havertz would do best to stay in Leverkusen and continue his development with the club.
“He is still in the development phase and has mistakes in his game. But that’s normal too. He is currently in good hands in Leverkusen. There he can develop his personality in peace. At Bayern you need other characteristics to assert yourself. Just being good is not enough there,” he added.