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Why I Joined Chelsea – Havertz

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has revealed the reasons behind his big-money move to West London in the summer.

The 21-year-old swapped Germany for England when he bade goodbye to his boyhood club, Bayer Leverkusen to join Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in a deal reportedly worth 70 million pounds.

Havertz was linked with moves to the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

“To me, it was important to have a club with a vision”.

“The club is on the move. We are a young team with a lot of great players. We think aggressively”.

“We want to build something here and attack. This motivates me. And then, a title with Chelsea is just worth more”.

“A transfer like this doesn’t happen overnight. I had to go through all options and things which are important to me. I was watching a lot of Premier League on TV anyhow and knew Chelsea really well.”

Havertz also hailed the role of his fellow German, Timo Werner who also joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in the summer.

“I help Timo with good passes on the pitch and, at the beginning, he helped me out with a lift to the training ground,” Havertz added.

“Sure, we do a lot of things together. This helps a lot. But we also must go our own ways to fully settle here.

“To me, the move to England is also an important step for my personal development.”

Havertz has scored four goals for Chelsea this season.

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