Kai Havertz officially completed his move to Stamford Bridge on Friday night after weeks of speculation and he can’t wait to get started at Chelsea.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has become the club’s sixth signing of the transfer window, as he joins new faces Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr.
Havertz has made the move to the Premier League on an initial fee of £62million (Telegraph), which was agreed with his now ex-club Bayer Leverkusen.
The Germany international is seen as one of his country’s biggest rising stars alongside Chelsea teammate Werner, which is why the pair’s arrival look like brilliant business by the club.
He has detailed the role of Blues manager Frank Lampard in his decision to come to England and claimed he used to love watching him as a player.
“Of course he (Lampard) had a big impact on my decision [to join] because I loved him as a player and watched him very often. I think I can learn from him as a manager as well and I think he’s a very humble person, very great guy and can’t wait to play with him and learn from him,” Havertz told the 5th Stand app, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Lampard may be new into the managerial business as he gets set to take charge of just his third year in senior management, but this summer has shown he’s got the pulling power and there are a generation that would have grown up watching him as one of the best goalscoring midfielders in the world.
Havertz is an attacking midfielder that scored 18 goals in all competitions last season for German top-flight side Leverkusen and he clearly feels he can improve under the guidance of Lampard.