Arsenal’s highly anticipated transfer of Kai Havertz from Chelsea is nearing completion, with the player’s medical examination scheduled to take place over the upcoming weekend.
Sources at football.london have confirmed that the Gunners have reached an agreement with Chelsea, securing the services of the 24-year-old for a fee of £60 million, along with an additional £5 million in potential add-ons. Havertz is widely expected to be the first signing of the summer for Arsenal, under the management of Mikel Arteta.
Following the conclusion of the international fixtures, Havertz recently represented Germany in several matches, finding the net in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Ukraine, and also featuring in defeats against Poland and Colombia.
The medical examination is likely to be conducted abroad, and if all proceeds as planned, the official announcement is anticipated to be made early in the following week.
Havertz’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium comes on the heels of a disappointing season with Chelsea, as the London club finished in a disappointing 12th position in the Premier League.
The German international endured a mixed campaign, contributing only nine goals across 47 appearances in various competitions.
However, statistical analysis from Squawka reveals that Havertz led his team in terms of goals, shots on target, chances created, successful aerial duels, possession won in the final third, and duels won.
Sources indicate that Arteta played a crucial role in convincing Havertz to choose Arsenal as his new home, assuring the versatile player that his future would be better served in north London.
Havertz’s adaptability allows him to operate in multiple positions, including as a center-forward or in midfield.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s pursuit of West Ham captain Declan Rice has taken an unexpected turn. football.london has learned that Manchester City is preparing a bid for the talented England international, with West Ham valuing their captain at approximately £100 million.
This development adds another layer of complexity to Arsenal’s pursuit of Rice, who has been identified as a key target for the Gunners.
As the summer transfer window progresses, Arsenal supporters eagerly await the official announcement of Havertz’s arrival, hoping that he can provide the spark and creativity needed to propel the team to greater success.
The potential addition of Declan Rice would further bolster Arsenal’s squad, signaling a strong statement of intent for the upcoming season.