Chelsea complete Kai Havertz signing

Chelsea have completed the signing of Kai Havertz from 2016–2020  in Bayer Leverkusen.

The deal is said to be in the region of £72 million (€80m) and was ratified on Friday (September 4).

The German international put pen to paper on a five-year deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2025.

Havertz becomes Frank Lampard’s seventh summer addition, joining Germany team-mate Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the 21-year-old expressed his happiness joining Frank Lampard’s side.

“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!”

Havertz leaves Leverkusen with 36 goals and 25 assists in just 118 Bundesliga appearances.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia 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.”

Chelsea will kick-off their 2020-21 Premier League campaign away to Brighton and Hove Albion on September 14.

Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo

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