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Kai Havertz should never have moved to Chelsea


The Bundesliga loses a extremely gifted nationwide participant, the English membership FC Chelsea wins one – for 100 million euros. But did the most costly German participant of all time miss one thing when he switched?

Kai Havertz is the most costly German participant in historical past because of his 100 million euro switch to Chelsea. In England, nonetheless, not everybody has it on their radar. The Chelsea FC exchanged the letters of the primary title on the introduction and was then mocked for “Kia” Havertz. And the large headlines within the newspapers on the “again pages” reserved for sport belonged to others. Havertz was solely discovered within the message space. If any.

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The BBC requested: “Who is Kai Havertz?” However, then declared: “The new Michael Ballack and future celebrity”, that’s: a “German youngster prodigy”. After trying to find clues amongst companions and explorers, the “Times” got here to an identical conclusion: “A level like Ballack, good as Busquets.” Ballack, the previous captain of the German nationwide group, performed for Chelsea from 2006 to 2010 and received the championship and several other nationwide cups with the membership. As a strategist in midfield, Busquets received the triple of the Spanish championship, cup and Champions League twice with FC Barcelona.

For Havertz, no matter this, “a dream” got here true, he was “very comfortable and proud”. No surprise, in line with Sun, the 21-year-old can be Chelsea’s prime earner sooner or later with an unbelievable 310,000 kilos per week (round 350,000 euros) – by far. Timo Werner is claimed to pocket 170,000 kilos there, world champion Oliver Giroud “solely” 110,000. Havertz, they consider in London, is price each penny. “Kai is likely one of the finest gamers of his age in world soccer,” stated membership director Marina Granovskaia, “he’s an thrilling, dynamic expertise.”

There are just a few catches, nonetheless. For instance, the truth that Chelsea haven’t been among the many prime golf equipment in Europe in recent times. In the previous season alone, the membership certified for the Champions League, however as fourth within the desk in England they had been 33 factors behind champions Liverpool. Although the golf equipment from the very entrance row had been additionally involved in a Havertz switch, he selected Chelsea. That results in the query:

Did Kai Havertz make the correct determination by becoming a member of Chelsea?

Florian Wichert

Deputy Editor in Chief


Yes, Havertz would be the new Ballack – solely higher

Is the change coming too early? How is a 21-year-old alleged to shoulder the burden of a € 100 million switch price? Why is he even going to Chelsea and never Real Madrid or Liverpool?

Yes, there are undoubtedly considerations about Kai Havertz’s transfer. However, they’re all nonsense.

Kai Havertz shouldn’t be solely simply as tall (1.89m) and scoring objectives as the previous crowd favourite Michael Ballack – he may also hit identical to his German predecessor in midfield at Chelsea. At least. Because whereas Ballack got here into the Premier League on the age of 29 and gave Chelsea a championship title, Havertz is eight years youthful and can at some point lead the membership to worldwide success. There is little question about Havertz’s qualities. And the switch price may even assist him: you do not put such an costly participant on the bench at first.

Important: Havertz has the unreserved belief of coach Frank Lampard. Whether he makes use of it as a tenth in 4-2-3-1 or eight in 4-3-3: He will certainly tailor the sport to him. With Werner, Ziyech and Thiago Silva, Havertz has gifted new gamers. With them he’ll dare to assault the highest in Europe.

Robert Hiersemann

Head of Football and Sports


No, we’re threatened with a second Kroos case

Germany’s primary soccer hope ought to by no means have switched to Chelsea. Because that isn’t solely harmful for himself, but in addition a disgrace for the Bundesliga. Instead, Kai Havertz ought to have gone to both FC Bayern or BVB. Why? Two ideas on that:

First: We are dropping a bit of the spectacle in Germany. Havertz scored 36 objectives in 138 league video games and ready 25 extra objectives – a sensational fee for a 21-year-old. He will present his abilities on the island sooner or later. Sad. Because Kroos as soon as left the league to grow to be the best German soccer hero in Madrid – alongside Neuer. Why do not we preserve these distinctive abilities with us?

Second: The transfer overseas may come too quickly. Dortmund is just 142 kilometers from its native Aachen and 70 kilometers from the footballing residence of Leverkusen. There he would have had the mandatory nest heat. Munich would even have been an ideal resolution. Now he performs within the 8.9 million metropolis of London. The threat of a drop in efficiency is bigger there.

The Bundesliga has misplaced a little bit of its attractiveness with the departure, and the tremendous expertise is taking dangers. It can be attention-grabbing to see what occurs now.

Who is correct?

In the “duel of the week”, Florian Wichert (Deputy Editor-in-Chief at t-online.de) and Robert Hiersemann (Head of Football and Sport) touch upon present soccer subjects each week.



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