Transfers

Official: Chelsea sign Kai Havertz from Leverkusen for €80m

The German wonderkid's fee could go as high as €100m including add-ons, making him one of the most expensive players ever

 
8:40pm on Friday 4th September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Kai Havertz from Leverkusen for an initial fee of €80m which could rise to €100m including add-ons.

The German has been a target of Frank Lampard for much of the summer, and a fee has finally been agreed, with Havertz signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard has been an admirer of the playmaker for much of the season, calling him a 'top player' as the Bundesliga season drew to a close.

Havertz joins fellow German international Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva as summer signings, taking Lampard's spending to well over the £200m mark for the season.

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"I am very happy and proud to be here," Havertz said on Friday after the deal was confirmed.

"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!"

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