Classy Chelsea star Kai Havertz sends every Bayer Leverkusen player and staff personalised shirts for Christmas

KAI HAVERTZ has sent every Bayer Leverkusen player and staff personalised shirts for Christmas as a thank you for the support he was given during his time at the club.

The 21-year-old sent his former team-mates, non-playing staff, club employees and club workers a personalised Chelsea shirt.

Kai Havertz will never forget his time at Bayer Leverkusen or the people he met along the way
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He also sent a a box with the Chelsea logo on the front alongside his initials “KH”.

Inside the boxes were cards thanking them for their support during his time at the club where he started his career.

Managing Director of Sport at Leverkusen and former German footballer, Rudi Voller praised Havertz for his classy Christmas gesture.

Voller told BILD on Sunday: “I was very happy about it and thanked him.

“That’s Kai, he is and will remain a boy in our club.”

Sporting Director Simon Rolfes echoed Voller’s comments and praised Havertz’s character.

Rolfes said: “That shows Kai’s character. It just has style and class.”

Havertz left his boyhood club for Chelsea in the summer for £75.8million, joining fellow countryman Timo Werner.

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Havertz joined Timo Werner at Chelsea in the summer[/caption]

It hasn’t been an easy start to life in the Premier League with the German international admitting the switch has been “difficult”.

Speaking in an interview with for Chelsea’s website, Havertz said: “It was difficult for me, especially because the Premier League is a completely different league. It’s more intense and I noticed that in the first few games.

“It has gone pretty well for me recently but I think there is also still a lot of potential upwards. I want to exploit that in the next few weeks and months.

“The intensity in the duels and the runs is much higher. It’s a completely different league and the games are very exhausting.

“The Bundesliga isn’t worse but I noticed differences. It seems to me like there aren’t any average or bad players here – everybody is at a very high level.”

Despite Havertz moving onto the next stage of his career, it hasn’t changed the love he has for his old club.

In his farewell message he said the club helped him become a “person with values”.

Havertz said: “As a little boy, I grew up here with a dream.

“Here I have not only become a professional and national player, but above all a person with values.

“Here I have made friends for life who will be with me for a long time. Bayer 04 have supported me unconditionally from day one.”

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