Kai Havertz Would Be Better Option For Chelsea

Chelsea have been heavily linked with bringing in a new playmaker.

It has been widely reported that The Blues had lined up Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho. But today, The Metro have suggested that Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz has now become Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s top transfer target.

Personally, I think The Blues would be much better off by signing the young German.

When you look at Chelsea’s history under Roman Abramovich’s ownership the good players that came in with a strong reputation but not the finished articles have performed better than those that were already word class.

Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Eden Hazard all arrived good players, very good players, but they developed into and departed as world class talents. Whereas Juan Sebastian Veron, Hernan Crespo, Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres all arrived as world class renowned players but failed to live up to their reputations.

Coutinho has undoubted talent but alas it hasn’t worked out for him at Barca. He was loaned out to Bayern Munich this term and although he’s done ok it has not been enough for the German giants to make the move a permanent one.

That will have raised question marks in the scouting department at Stamford Bridge.

At just twenty years of age, Havertz will be a player that’s hungry to prove himself at the highest level and compete with Chelsea’s other talented youngsters.

In thirty-four appearances so far this season, Kai has contributed to Leverkusen’s impressive season with ten goals and seven assists. In his twenty-two Bundesliga starts, Havertz has a strong passing success rate of 87% (Stats from Whoscored).

The young German internationalist is probably at his best as a number ten but he can also be used as an unorthodox number nine, as a right winger or as a central midfielder.

The Aachen native has great instincts when it comes to making runs into the box and he’s also good with both feet. He has the pace to beat defences, the control to hold onto the ball and the ability to remain cool under pressure when finishing off chances. The youngster is also very tidy on the ball!

The technically gifted player is also decent with his head and his performances for Bayer Leverkusen have seen him earn seven caps for his national side, scoring for Germany against Argentina.

The twenty year old has recently stated that he could be ready to depart Leverkusen and going abroad doesn’t seem to phase him either:

“I’m ready to take a big step, and I like challenges,”

“For me, this also includes abroad.”

Via The Mirror

Chelsea could be an ideal destination for Kai.

Blues boss Lampard is keen on getting a team full of talented youngsters, it really looks like the Premier League side could be finally building dynasty at Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz would fancy his chances of getting into that team and helping them to success.

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