Havertz didn’t come to Chelsea for the money, his former coach admits

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Kai Havertz is now the club’s record signing, after sealing a big money move from Bayer Leverkusen. The 21-year-old will also be one of the highest earners at Stamford Bridge, but his former coach has revealed that the German star isn’t all about the money.

Former Bayer Leverkusen manager Tayfun Korkut, who coached Havertz when he was a teenager, has revealed that Havertz is not motivated by the money, but that the Bayer Leverkusen academy product, loves to play on the field.

Speaking to Sky Sports, former Bayer Leverkusen manager Tayfun Korkut said: “This is not a player who is playing for the money. As a coach, you find out quite quickly what motivates people. There are all sorts of different people in this world. With Kai Havertz, it is just playing the game and having fun. He enjoys it.

“It is not about getting a bigger contract. I think to be a big player you have to love the game. I think Kai is one of those. He is intelligent, a nice boy from a good family, not some crazy kid. He is very settled. I do not think he will be thinking about having another million. He just likes the game and wants to play.”

Havertz has revealed recently in an interview with Chelsea that he’s joining a big club in Chelsea so he can win trophies.

He said in an interview with Chelsea FC: “I want to achieve as much as possible, I try to do my best and of course it is a very big step. For me it is a new country, a new culture and it is difficult maybe in the first two or three weeks, but then I think I just want to play football and have fun with the boys.

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