Chelsea have finally completed the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
The final fee was £71 million, which makes him the second most expensive in the history of the club, behind goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
And it adds to Chelsea’s summer transfer spending – he is the seventh new arrival at the club after Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Xavier Mbuyamba.
Havertz had been away on international duty with Germany but left their camp to complete his move to Stamford Bridge.
He was one of the most sought-after players in Germany having scored 36 goals and provided 25 assists in 118 appearances for the Bundesliga side.
The 21-year old, who can also be deployed up front, has seven senior caps for his country, and has scored for them once so far.
Havertz said “Chelsea is always a big club and they want to win titles and I try to do my best so we can achieve these things.’
It may not be the end of Chelsea’s transfer business either. Frank Lampard is still looking for a quality replacement for the out-of-favour Kepa.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.