- Kai Havertz
- Current Team
- Chelsea FC
- Past Teams
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Premier League
- June 11, 1999
Kai Havertz is a versatile attacking midfielder who plays for Chelsea. His versatility means he has featured for Chelsea across the midfield and attacking roles
Kai Havertz was just 4 years when he joined Alemannia Mariadorf but will go on to join Alemannia Aachen, a Bundesliga 2 side when he was 10. He played for their under-12s
He joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2010 summer. He led the Leverkusen to the Germany under-17 trophy scoring 18 goals in the process. On his debut season at senior level, he made 24 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen. He was the youngest debutant for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga against Werder Bremen.
In the 2017/18 season, his second senior season, he became a mainstay in the team line-up. Peter Bosz made him his chief attacking outlet at the BayArena.
The third season will even get better as he scored an impressive 17 goals in the Bundesliga. In the 2019/20 season, he will become the youngest player to score 30 goals in the Bundesliga.
At 20 years, he also became the youngest player to make 100 appearances in the Bundesliga. He scored 46 goals and provided 31 assists in 150 games for Bayer Leverkusen.
Kai Havertz was signed by Chelsea from Leverkusen in the summer of 2020 after a protracted transfer negotiation between the two clubs. He was purchased for €80.00 million and signed a 5-year contract. He arrived alongside another German start, Timo Werner who made a name for himself at RB Leipzig.
After a promising start, he experienced difficulty in adapting to the new surrounding and the pace of English football. He also contracted Covid-19 further delaying his progress.
The arrival of Thomas Tuchel midway through the season rejuvenated him, and he will go on to be crucial for Chelsea especially in the Champions League where he scored the winner in the Champions League final.
The gaffer switched from the 4-3-3 formation favored by Lampard to a 3-4-2-1 formation that suited Kai Havertz’s qualities.
At the international stage, he has represented Germany at the Under 16, 17, 19 stages. He has made 20 appearances for the senior team scoring five goals in the process.