Kai Havertz says he opted to join Chelsea this summer because winning titles at Stamford Bridge is “worth more” than at other clubs.
The playmaker joined Frank Lampard’s side from Bayer Leverkusen for £71million and has so far scored four goals in 10 appearances.
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Havertz was linked with a number of European giants including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich but claims Chelsea’s attacking vision attracted him the to the club.
“To me, it was important to have a club with a vision,” he told Sport Bild. “The club is on the move. We are a young team with a lot of great players. We think aggressively.
“We want to build something here and attack. This motivates me. And then, a title with Chelsea is just worth more.
“A transfer like this doesn’t happen overnight. I had enough to go through all options and things which are important to me. I was watching a lot of Premier League on TV anyhow and knew Chelsea really well.”
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Timo Werner also moved to Stamford Bridge and Havertz admits his international teammate has helped him settle in England.
“I help Timo with good passes on the pitch and, at the beginning, he helped me out with a lift to the training grounds,” he added.
“Sure, we do a lot of things together. This helps a lot. But we also must go our own ways to fully settle here.
“To me, the move to England is also important step for my personal development.”
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