File picture of Kai Havertz© AFP
Arsenal on Wednesday signed German attacking midfielder Kai Havertz from Chelsea on a “long-term contract”. Neither membership disclosed a price however British media mentioned Arsenal have been paying Chelsea 65 million kilos or 75 million euros. He’s Arsenal’s first signing of the summer time however the British press reported the membership had agreed a 105 million-pound price for West Ham’s England midfielder Declan Rice.
Havertz joined Chelsea in 2020 from Bayer Leverkusen. He made 139 appearances in three seasons, scoring 32 occasions, together with the one purpose within the 2021 UEFA Champions League closing victory over Manchester Metropolis.
Arsenal have been runners up within the Premier League final season whereas Chelsea, rebuilding their squad, have been twelfth.
“The mentality within the Arsenal squad could be very excessive and you’ll really feel that. That was one of many the explanation why it has been so onerous to play towards Arsenal just lately,” Havertz instructed the Arsenal website online.
“The goal is to win trophies and I’ll give the whole lot to do this.”
He posted a farewell message to Chelsea on social media.
He mentioned he was writing “with a heavy coronary heart…saying goodbye to the membership that has change into my second house, and to the unbelievable followers who’ve supported me all through