Chelsea Take ‘Concrete Steps’ Towards Signing Bundesliga Sensation: Should Lampard Go All Out?

Darrent Bent urges Tottenham Hotspur to land Kai Havertz who is in action in the picture
Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen battles for the ball with Keven Schlotterbeck of 1.FC Union Berlin during the DFB Cup quarterfinal match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FC Union Berlin at BayArena on March 04, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by Italian source CalcioMercato, Premier League high-flyers Chelsea are said to have taken some ‘concrete steps’ towards acquiring the signature of Bauer Leverkusen’s German attacking sensation Kai Havertz. The report suggests that the Blues will have to fend off competition from some of the biggest teams in the continent for his signature, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and even Juventus, all said to be keen on the German’s services in the summer.

The report clarifies that the German’s current tenure with the Bundesliga club extends until the end of the 2022 league campaign, which means that the youngster will not come cheap to any side. Die Werkself are said to be demanding in the region of €100m for Havertz’s signature, with the price expected to fluctuate up to €120m. It has been clarified that there is a lot of attention on the player from across the continent of Europe at this point.

Chelsea Interested In Kai Havertz: What Would The Attacking Ace Offer To This Chelsea Side?

The young German attacker has been the talk of the town around the Bundesliga for quite a while now, and with good reason. Still only 20-years-old, the level of potential that the Leverkusen man has shown can only be described as amazing.

Capable of playing in a variety of roles across the front-line, Havertz is arguably one of the best dribblers to make a name for himself in the Bundesliga in recent years. He seems to walk past people with ease and could hence, be well-suited to the fast pace of Premier League football.

Chelsea Interested In Kai Havertz - Havertz heads in a goal
TOPSHOT – Leverkusen’s German midfielder Kai Havertz (C) scores the opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Werder Bremen v Bayer 04 Leverkusen on May 18, 2020 in Bremen, northern Germany as the season resumed following a two-month absence due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Stuart FRANKLIN / POOL / AFP /GETTY)

The youngster is a tall man, and despite being just 20, boasts excellent strength and balance while on the ball. He’s more than capable of holding off the odd challenge, while Havertz possesses an uncanny ability to pick out some brilliant ‘eye of the needle’ passes in the final third of the pitch too. Another one of the trickster’s most prominent attributes comes in the form of his left foot, which the German international uses superbly in the attacking zone. Capable of beating any goalkeeper in the world on his day, Havertz has a knack for consistently finding the top corner of the net.

How Well Has Havertz Done For Leverkusen This Season? 

The youngster has undoubtedly been the biggest shining star of the German outfit’s season, having picked up a decent record of eight goals and five assists from his 23 Bundesliga fixtures so far. The attacker even scored twice in their most recent victory against Werder Bremen just last weekend. In the Europa League too, the forward has notched up three goals in the three fixtures that he’s featured in this season. One thing that can be said for sure is that Havertz is headed for big things.

Should Lampard Look To Win The Race For Havertz’s Signature? 

The Blues’ two biggest attacking inspirations over the years have been Brazilian and Spanish veterans Willian and Pedro. With the duo likely to depart, it would be wise on the manager’s part to at least make one addition in the same role. While the presence of players like Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi will fill the fans with confidence, the acquisition of Havertz would carry this Chelsea front-line to the next level. Lampard will hence do well to beat their European rivals to this prodigious attacker’s signature in the summer window.

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