Chelsea have completed the signing 21-year-old German midfielder, Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz joins from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee reported to be around €70M which could rise to €80M with add-ons.
The 21-year-old signed a five-year-long contract with the Blues keeping him at the bridge till the summer of 2025.
There was a lot of anticipation on the transfer of Kai Havertz amongst Chelsea fans as the Blues were first linked to the German midfielder in June.
Kai Havertz will reportedly earn about £170K per week, a significant increase to what the midfielder used to earn at Bayer Leverkusen.
Kai Havertz was left on the bench in Germany’s Nations League match against Spain.
It was reported that Kai requested to not be featured in the match so as not to get fatigued or injured ahead of his move to Chelsea.
The German International departed the German National team hotel on Friday morning en route to London to finalize his move to Chelsea.
Kai Havertz’s move to Chelsea is referred to as a ‘Negotiation Masterclass’ from Chelsea’s negotiator, Marina Granovskaia.
It was reported that Bayer Leverkusen had an initial asking price of €100M for Kai Havertz but Marina managed to get a deal of €70M for the midfielder.
This isn’t the first time football fans have seen such a ‘negotiation masterclass’ from Marina, as a similar situation also happened in Ben Chilwell’s deal.
The 23-year-old joined Chelsea for a fee of £50M including add-ons despite Leicester City’s initial asking price of £80M.
This recent two deals may seem to have cemented Marina’s place as the ‘Iron Lady of Football’.
Despite all the major signings made by Chelsea this summer window, the Blues don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
It is reported that Chelsea are still interested in adding a new goalkeeper and possibly Declan Rice to the squad.