Chelsea want to sell Kai Havertz this summer and will listen to offers for the German
Clubs like the German champions Bayern Munich are interested in the former Bayer Leverkusen player. Chelsea have slapped a price tag of around €60m on him.
Havertz had another one of those seasons where had he been more clinical in front of goals, things would have looked different. Rather, the 23-year-old scored only nine goals in 47 appearances despite playing mostly as a number nine.
The German international has lacked a killer instinct that became one of key reasons why Chelsea struggled throughout the season. Let’s be clear, he isn’t the only reason for the Blues finishing in the bottom half of the table, but as they say in football – goals change games.
Since Havertz was the number nine after the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on a loan deal, the responsibility of scoring a massive chunk of team goals are on him. If he ends up with nine goals in 45+ appearances, that average is not good enough.
The 23-year-old is still a good player and can be used better in an attacking midfield role. Looking at the report though, it seems as if the club has seen enough of him.
It might also be a decision of the new boss Mauricio Pochettino who would want to raise some funds from player sales to make clever signings in the summer window. Getting a striker must be at the top of his priorities. Selling an underperforming number nine to get that job done is not a bad idea at all.
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But this is something no one can say for sure. Only time will tell what comes of this. It isn’t uncommon to see a new boss come in and do away with players that were comfortably playing in the first team under previous managers.