German attacking midfielder and Center forward Kai Havertz has become the latest player to switch clubs at London. The 2021 UCL Final scorer for Chelsea has officially signed a long-term contract with the club’s direct rivals Arsenal for a reported fee of £65m.
Havertz moved to Chelsea back in 2020 (from Bayer Leverkusen) and after spending 3 seasons at West London, Kai has signed a long term deal which will see him represent a North London outfit. Earlier this year, the Gunners had signed Italian midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea on a 18-month contract with an option to extend for another year.
We keep moving forward.
Kai Havertz is a Gunner ❤️ pic.twitter.com/76j5BStw9e
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 28, 2023
And Arsenal have wasted no time at all to strengthen their attacking prowess by bringing in Kai Havertz. The North-Londoners are also in talks with another London side West Ham United for the possible signing of Midfielder Declan Rice who has a release clause of over 100 Million Euros.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal are very close to bring Rice at the Emirates after Man City pulled out of the race. The Gunners have reportedly agreed with West Ham on £100m fixed fee plus £5m in add-ons and the talks are reaching the final stages.
Kai Havertz continues a long tradition of top footballers to play for both Chelsea and Arsenal 👀 pic.twitter.com/EUPlmoLkJF
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 28, 2023
If Arsenal successfully sign Declan Rice then their midfield department will get stronger than ever. It will definitely increase their chances of taking another step forward to win the English Premier League after narrowly missing out last season.
Mikel Arteta’s side spent more than 200 days at the summit of PL 2022/23 before giving it all away to Manchester City in the last 8 games of the season. However, they are taking this summer transfer window very seriously and their approach suggests that an improved Premier League 2023/23 season is on the cards.
Kai Havertz will arrive at the Emirates having won the UCL and FIFA Club World Cup
Kai Havertz signs with Arsenal after winning 3 major titles with Chelsea. He scored the winning goal for Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League 2021 Final against Manchester City. He then went on to win the UEFA Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup.
The 24-year-old scored 32 goals and provided 15 assists in 132 appearances for Chelsea across all competitions. “The mentality in the Arsenal squad is very high and you can feel that. That was one of the reasons why it has been so hard to play against Arsenal recently. The aim is to win trophies and I’m going to give everything to do that.” – Havertz said after signing his contract.