Coach Frank Lampard already has plans regarding the role one of Chelsea’s new recruits, Kai Havertz, will play in next season’s campaign.
As is known, the Blues have indeed completed the transfer process of Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen last week. According to the information, Chelsea paid the player a ransom of 71 million Pounds.
It seems natural that the 21-year-old player is priced at a high price. The reason is he has performed nicely with Bayern Munich in the last two seasons.
With the German Bundesliga club, in total he has bagged 36 goals and 25 assists from 118 appearances in all competitions.
With such a high price tag, Havertz is automatically the second most expensive signing in the club’s history after Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was bought from Athletic Bilbao two years ago.
Coach Frank Lampard himself is quite enthusiastic about the arrival of this 21-year-old midfielder. The tactician admitted that he had been monitoring the player’s progress in Germany for a long time.
“He is a player I have known for a long time and as a fellow midfielder, I have paid special attention to players of that type for a long time.”
“I recognize his talent in the relationship with the club, we know how we want to go forward and try to fix the right areas, and the players who will be here hope to develop and become more mature,” said Lampard.
Many people consider Havertz to have similarities with Lampard when he was still actively playing. But the Chelsea legend has a different view, he has even prepared a special plan for the player.
“Kai may be able to play in the area ahead of me before. I’m happy to emerge from the inside as a midfielder, and most of Kai’s good form in recent seasons has been more of a No.10 role,”
“So I think there are differences in our play and style. But in terms of what we can give the team, it’s quite similar in terms of productivity for goals and assists.” he added.
For information, Kai Havertz became Chelsea’s 7th recruit this summer.