Chelsea secured their seventh signing of the transfer window after acquiring the services of Kai Havertz for a reported fee of 71 million pounds excluding add-ons. The player reportedly signed a five-year deal with the London club.
The 21-year-old was exempted from the Germany national team squad to complete his move to Chelsea. Havertz featured as an unused sub in Germany’s draw against Spain in Stuttgart.
The deal also includes the option for Bayer Leverkusen to sign another one of Chelsea’s summer signing Sarr, on a season-long loan.
Havertz expressed his delight after finally sealing his move. The intense negotiation finally ended with Chelsea agreeing to Bayer Leverkusen’s price along with add-ons, which could see the fee rise up to 100 million pounds. He said:
“I am very happy and proud to be here,” Havertz said. “For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can’t wait to meet all the players and the trainers. Yeah, I am very happy to be here!”
The youngster had already completed his medical with the team on Sunday before joining up with his national teammates for the Nations League fixtures.
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Kai Havertz will add versatility and quality to the squad
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia stated that the club is happy after getting the deal over the line. She also added that the club will have a lot more versatility and quality in the squad with one of the best young players in the squad now. She added:
“Kai is one of the best players of his age in world football, so we are very happy that his future lies at Chelsea.
“He has proven pedigree in one of the best leagues in Europe, he plays for the German national side and he is an exciting, dynamic talent.
“We are delighted to be able to add his versatility and quality to the squad before the season begins.”
This marks Chelsea’s third signing in their attack revamp after already signing Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner. In a bid to enhance their force in the final third of the pitch, the club parted ways with Willian and Pedro, who joined Arsenal and Roma on a free transfer respectively.
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