6 German legends Kai Havertz disappointed, as £70,000-a-week Chelsea player backed to join Leeds United

Chelsea star Kai Havertz didn’t seem to have impressed German fans in their opening Euro 2020 defeat against France.

Some former German stars had urged Germany boss Joachim Low to bench Havertz for their second group clash against Portugal.

German outlet TZ interviewed seven of the nation’s footballing legends about their preferred line-ups for their decisive clash against Portugal. Surprisingly, out of those seven, five dropped Havertz for Werner in their XIs.

1990 World Cup winner Olaf Thon didn’t want Havertz to start in attack as he said: “Germany must now fight their way into the tournament and make a statement.

“The offence needs an adjustment because Kai Havertz has not convinced. Why not give Timo Werner a chance?”

Havertz disappointed his critics as he scored a goal and played a key role in forcing Portugal defenders to two own goals.

Havertz is continuing his fine form that saw him finish the season well with Chelsea, and we are sure he’d be in superb form next season.

£70,000-a-week Chelsea player backed to join Leeds United

Former Premier League player Dean Windass has urged Chelsea striker Batshuayi to make a summer move to Leeds United amid the uncertainty surrounding his career at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian who spent last season on loan at Premier League side Crystal Palace has never really had a look-in since joining the current European Champions from Marseille in a £33m deal in 2016.

Despite Blues boss Thomas Tuchel scurrying the market for a lethal striker, Batshuayi is deemed surplus to requirements.

As a matter of fact, the player is expected to be sold this summer to recoup a sizeable transfer fee especially with one year left in his contract.

Dean Windass believes a reunion with Leeds United Boss Marcelo Bielsa could just be what the Belgian needs to resurrect his career after his struggles in holding down a place at Chelsea.

“I could see that. I would love to see Bielsa’s list because it would be very interesting,” Windass told This Is Futbol

“He’s got to go back to Chelsea and prove himself there, but if Bielsa comes in and the money is right, I’m sure he would want to join him again.”

Batshuayi was Bielsa’s first signing when he was at Marseille and the possibility of a transfer to Elland Road can not be ruled out. Just keep an eye on this one.