Kai Havertz

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Player Profile

Kai Havertz
Squad number
June 11, 1999/Aachen
National team
Previous clubs
Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea

Versatile attack-minded midfielder Kai became our first signing of the summer when he joined from Chelsea at the end of June 2023. Also able to play up front, Kai spent three seasons with Chelsea, scoring 32 times from 139 appearances. His goals included the winner in the 2021 Champions League final against Manchester City, and he also won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2022, scoring the winner late on from the penalty spot against Palmeiras.

A full Germany international since making his debut aged 19 in 2018, Kai had played all his senior football for Bayer Leverkusen before coming to the Premier League. He played 150 times for his first club, scoring at a rate of virtually one in every three games, after making his debut aged 17. Three times a Bundesliga Player of the Month, he was also named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2018/19. Strong with either foot, at 6ft 4ins Kai is also very effective in the air,  and more than a quarter of his Premier League goals were headed.

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