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Amid speculation linking Kai Havertz with Chelsea, the Bayer Leverkusen star has revealed his favourite position.
Chelsea have reportedly opened negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of the Germany international, who has netted five goals since the resumption of the Bundesliga.
Havertz has already given Chelsea boss Frank Lampard an indication of which position he prefers if his Chelsea transfer is successful.
“I would say the No.8 position, inside right,” Havertz said in an interview with Marca in November.
“I’m not a classic No.10, but I like to have the ball at my feet, simply enjoying myself on the pitch.
“I’ve played in many other positions, but I prefer to play in the centre, where I have more of the ball. My dream will always be to wear the No.10 one day at my club.
“There are many players that inspired me like Kaka, Zidane, Ronaldinho… They’ve always been my idols. Between the Spanish players, my favourite is Andres Iniesta. He’s outstanding on the ball. Unique. I like him the most.
“Toni Kroos is a great player, I model myself on him a lot. His journey has been great. I have a lot of respect for him. His passing ability and his combination play is on another level.
“In [Germany] training, every pass from him is perfect. It doesn’t matter how they give it to him.”