Chelsea are on a run to sign the young German International Kai Havertz to replace Eden Hazard and consolidate the squad for next season.
Kai Havertz is currently one of the world’s amazing young prospects. Top European teams are monitoring his progress and will fight for his signature in the summers. The 20-year-old is the main man for Bayern Leverkusen. He rose through the ranks of the youth academy of Leverkusen. Four years ago, he made his professional debut and has shown his class.
The young German proved his talent with his attacking intent. He led his team to Champions qualification for the current season. Havertz usually starts behind the striker as an attacking midfielder. In spite of featuring in the midfield the youngster has netted 11 goals in 15 matches this season.
Among the top European clubs vying for Havertz, Chelsea is one of them. Chelsea
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard would like to take full advantage of the summer transfer window. He promised the fans to deliver in the league and will rebuild his squad for the next season. Kai Havertz looks like a suitable addition who can help Chelsea.
The youngster is agile and hard working. He drops from his position and links up with flanks. Also, Havertz has a burst of pace and a goal-scoring intent. However, the problem with signing Havertz is his huge price tag. Reports suggest the German will cost up to £90 million.
Havertz’s huge valuation: An obstacle for Chelsea
Kai Havertz is every penny worth the estimated price tag put on him. He is performing on the top level and has his contract running up to 2022. It is quite evident that Bayern Leverkusen will not let their home-grown talent leave for cheap. Chelsea is willing to sign Havertz but his £90 million valuations is a hurdle.
Chelsea faced the same problem in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho. Sancho was highly-priced and too many suitors for the Dortmund winger. Havertz has also increased interest from city rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta is also building his squad hoping to deliver Champions League football. The Spaniard has already made an instant impact on the ailing team.
He will look to bolster and increase his options in the transfer window. They are currently keen on replacing Ozil with Havertz. Ozil is already 32-years-old and Havertz can prove to be a long time solution.
Also, Tottenham has a vacancy in their attacking midfield position as Eriksen moved to Inter Milan. Jose Mourinho has a lot of pressure on his head as his winter signings flopped with inconsistent performances. Chelsea needs to take its next step for Havertz cautiously and immediately owing to his demand in the market.