Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Germany playmaker Kai Haverts in a deal worth a reported £72-million plus £18-million in add-ons.
The 21-year-old joins from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen where he developed into one of Europe’s most sought after talents since graduating from the club’s academy system.
His transfer now ranks him as the most expensive German football of all-time as he signed a five-year deal with Frank Lampard’s new-look outfit.
New home, new colour.
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“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,” Haverts told the club’s website.
Havertz scored 46 goals and registered 31 assists in 150 games across all competitions since making his professional debut for Leverkusen at 17.
Havertz wasted no time to show off his new colours, with Chelsea posting a picture of their new recruit in kit at Stamford Bridge.
Interestingly, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has underpinned a hugely-impressive transfer window for the Blues, with manager Frank Lampard backed to launch a new Stamford Bridge era.