Chelsea leading race to sign 21-year-old German playmaker

By | August 13, 2020

With Bayer Leverkusen knocked out of the UEL following their 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan, the Blues are now cleared to push forward with their attempts to sign Kai Havertz.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reported a few days ago that the London giants are hoping to secure Germany international’s signature for €80m, with Chelsea the only team in the running for the playmaker this summer.

Kai scored Leverkusen’s only goal of the quarter-final in the 23rd minute, but Nerazzurri had already bagged their two goals by then and continued to control the encounter. Bundesliga giants chief and German great Rudi Voller reiterated that Bayer Leverkusen would not consider a sale until their campaign was over now it is.

Havertz has been sensational since breaking into Bayer Leverkusen’s first-team as a youngster, the playmaker scored 18 goals this campaign and provided a further nine assists. He’d be a fine option for Frank Lampard’s side, the German playmaker has impressed to date in all sorts of attacking roles as a No.10, on the wings or even as a striker.

The 21-year-old playmaker would have the opportunity to link up with Germany international teammate Timo Werner at London club, with the prospect of a dangerous attack on the horizon for Chelsea.

The Bayer Leverkusen manager was quizzed on Kai Havertz’s possible transfer to Blues as soon as the German club were knocked out the UEL by losing to Inter Milan, and it appears he is becoming frustrated by the constant questions about the 21-year-old playmaker.