Havertz leaves national team camp to finish Chelsea transfer

By Jens Mende and Arne Richter

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz has left the Germany team camp in Stuttgart, the club confirmed on Friday.

The 21-year-old was allowed by coach Joachim Loew to travel to London and complete his transfer to Premier League side Chelsea.

“I have talked to (DFB director) Oliver Bierhoff and Jogi Loew about this in the past few days”, said Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller.

“The German Football Association (DFB) understands this is a special situation for the player and for us as a club. Now Kai can sort things out in London with our support”.

For weeks Leverkusen have been negotiating Havertz’s transfer with the London club.

The midfielder didn’t take part in the 1-1 draw between Germany and Spain on Thursday in the Nations League.

He will also be unavailable for Germany’s Sunday match away to Switzerland as travelling to Basel from London could mean he has to quarantine when back in England.

“We knew that today and tomorrow the last details would be sorted with his transfer to Chelsea,” Loew told the DFB homepage.

“The player was a little to and fro. On one hand he wanted to be with the national team, on the other he definitely wanted to make this step.”

Be the first to comment on "Havertz leaves national team camp to finish Chelsea transfer"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.