Kai Havertz sent good bye message to all Bayer Leverkusen fans
Kai Havertz is delighted to be chelsea player
Dream has now come through can’t wait to get started and play for the blues
— Kai Havertz (@kaihavertz29) September 4, 2020
Chelsea have officially announced that Kai Havertz has agreed a massive five-year deal at the club.
Chelsea have made Havertz their number one transfer target for some time now and have been in talks with Bayer Leverkusen for some time trying to negotiate a fee for the German star.
Premier League giants Chelsea have early this evening announced the signing of Kai Havertz from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
Kai Havertz expressed his thanks and gratitude to the fans, staff and team-mates who helped his development across his decade-long stay with Bayer Leverkusen after his big-money move to Chelsea was confirmed and announced.
The attacker was given the permission to leave Germany’s training camp in Stuttgart earlier this week and come to London to complete his medical and other needed documents to become Chelsea’s sixth signing of the summer transfer window, following Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr to Stamford Bridge. The Blues agreed a five-year deal worth around £70 million, including add-ons, with Leverkusen which makes the 21-year-old the second most expensive player in the club’s history after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Havertz had been with Leverkusen from the age of 11 and was seen as a potential star as to make it in the big leagues. He made his way through the club’s academy ranks.
In a heartfelt letter to Leverkusen on Instagram, Havertz said he had realised a ‘dream’ by joining one of the ‘largest European clubs’ in Chelsea. ‘Dear fans, I’m finding it difficult to describe my current emotions. I feel nothing but gratitude for Bayer 04 and the last 10 years in Leverkusen,’ the youngster posted. ‘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. ‘B04 has supported me unconditionally from day one. And in the last few days I have received support and understanding from those responsible for my decision.
The dream I came here with as an 11-year-old has only grown over the past few years under at Leverkusen. It was clear to me that one day I would play for one of the largest European clubs and gain experience abroad.
‘It is time to express my big thanks to each and every one of you, my teammates, the fans, those responsible and the staff at B04. I will forever remain connected to my homeland and the club that shaped half of my life. ‘Special thanks go to all the people who have accompanied and supported me over the years. Stay healthy and take care of yourself. Yours, Kai.’
Kai Havertz’s arrival in west London now means Frank Lampard has three Germany first team internationals in his first-team squad. Timo Werner – who completed his switch from Leipzig back in June – wasted no time in welcoming his fellow countryman to the club. ‘Welcome to Chelsea, my friend!’ Werner posted on Twitter.
Antonio Rudiger, who also played a key role in convincing Havertz and already signed teammate Werner to join Chelsea, shared in the tweet shortly before the announcement.
Havertz has admitted that he cannot wait to meet his new team-mates and coaches and also told Chelsea’s official website that it was a ‘dream come true’ to join the club. He said: ‘I am very happy and proud to be here,’. ‘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!’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia also commented on her work on completing the deal and commenting on the new signing: ‘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.’
It certainly is going to be a very interesting 2020/2021 season for the blues and also a chance for the new signings to prove themselves on the English soil of the premier league. With rumours of a few more additions still possible to come and a few out going players said to be sold, we will definitely be seeing a completely different Chelsea squad than the one from a few seasons ago.
Good moves Frank Lampard.