Rudiger Strikes Again As He Reveals He Played Part in Kai Havertz Pending £72m Move to Chelsea

The Germany international took a piece of the credit when Timo Werner joined the Blues from RB Leipzig, and he now looks set to repeat the trick

Antonio Rudiger has revealed the part he has played in Kai Havertz’s pending £72 million ($97m) move to Chelsea, as he continues to prove himself as an unlikely agent for the club.

Chelsea star Rudiger 'in contact' with Kai Havertz to convince him to make  transfer.. just like he did with Timo Werner

Goal has reported that Chelsea finally reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen over a final transfer fee for Havertz on Monday, which could rise to £90m ($121m) in performance-related add-ons.

The 21-year-old has already agreed personal terms with the Blues over a five-year contract, and will join Frank Lampard’s ranks after completing a medical.

Havertz will be following fellow Germany international Timo Werner to west London, as the striker was snapped up by Chelsea for £47.5m ($64m) from RB Leipzig back in June.

Rudiger, who plays alongside both men at international level, said he played a key role in convincing Werner to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League after the deal was completed.

The defender told the Blues’ official website: “I did speak to him before because we have known each other for a long time.

“We spoke a lot during the lockdown and he told me he was interested in coming to England. Of course, then I did my bit, what I had to do.”


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