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Manchester United and Liverpool target Kai Havertz should snub Premier League move and continue development at Bayer Leverkusen, claims Dimitar Berbatov

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged Kai Havertz to snub a move to the Premier League and continue his progress at Bayer Leverkusen

The 20-year-old midfielder has been linked with £90million moves to LiverpoolManchester United and Barcelona.

Havertz has shone for Leverkusen since the Bundesliga’s return and is one of the hottest properties in Europe
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The playmaker has risen through the ranks at Leverkusen to become one of the most sought-after stars in Europe, having already scored 33 goals in 112 league appearances for the club at the age of just 20.

Last Monday, the Germany international marked his return to action with two well-taken goals against Werder Bremen.

And on Saturday, he continued his red-hot form with a superb finish against Borussia Monchengladbach.

However, despite conceding the youngster is destined for the Premier League, ex-Leverkusen ace Berbatov believes Havertz should hold off for the time being.

Dimitar Berbatov scored 57 goals for Manchester United
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“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,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“There’s a lot of talk that Liverpool, Chelsea 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.

“I think he should stay at Leverkusen and develop even more and get that experience which will help him for when the time comes to go somewhere else.”

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