To say a lot more about him after last season would be like carrying coals to Newcastle. That the Bundesliga pros voted him the 'Outfield Player of the Season' in the traditional Kicker survey, says everything about the huge appreciation for Havertz felt by both his team-mates and rivals. Kai reminds Rudi Völler of a "combination of Michael Ballack and Mesut Özil," because he doesn't know anybody else who combines ruggedness, heading ability and a goal threat plus elegance and fluency. Havertz scored 11 of his 17 goals last term in the second half of the season – each time it was the opening goal for Bayer 04. His pass completion rate was 90% and his top speed of 35.02 kmph was not matched by any other midfielder in the Bundesliga. "Kai was incredibly good, above all in the final phase of the season," said coach Peter Bosz.
Germany international Kai Havertz is leaving Bayer 04 to join Chelsea with immediate effect. The Premier League club from London have accepted the Leverkusen transfer terms, Havertz has signed a five-year deal with the Blues.Show more
Kai Havertz has left the Germany team HQ in Stuttgart on Friday so issues around a possible move to Premier League club Chelsea can be resolved. This was agreed after discussions between Bayer 04 and the DFB.Show more
A draw and a defeat: That’s the outcome for Werkself players in the Nations League on Thursday night. While Germany drew 1-1 with Spain, Finland lost 1-0 to Wales. Lennart Grill and the Germany U21s beat Moldova 4-1Show more
The new season starts for nine Werkself players in the next few days. Lukas Hradecky and Co. are on the road with their national teams. The opening internationals involving Black and Red players are on Thursday with two Finns and the Germany players set to play. Tin Jedvaj and his Croatia teammates probably face the toughest challenge.Show more
The DFB has announced the number of substitutions allowed for the new season, the kicker has included several Werkself players in its rankings, and Germany U21 coach Stefan Kuntz talks about Florian Wirtz‘ future with Germany: the news in brief on Tuesday.Show more