Sky Germany reports that Kai Havertz is on the verge of joining Arsenal from Chelsea with only the transfer fee between the two clubs yet to be agreed upon.
The fee is expected to be at least €80m as the 24-year-old still has three years left on his deal. Havertz is keen on joining Arsenal with the personal terms already agreed between the two. While Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta sees the forward as a great addition to their forward options with Gabriel Jesus.
Bayern Munich had previously shown interest in Havertz as an option for the number nine position, however, they were informed that talks with Arsenal were too advanced. It means it is very unlikely that Bayern will move late on to hijack the move.
Havertz joined Chelsea in 2020 from Bayer Leverkusen for €80m but has failed to live up to the promise he had shown at Leverkusen. In a poor season for Chelsea where they finished 12th, Havertz was the club’s top goal scorer with nine goals in 47 matches for the team.
His time at Chelsea will be remembered for his goal in the Champions League Final against Manchester City which secured Chelsea their second Champions League.
GGFN | Jack Meenan