Chelsea’s new signing Kai Havertz has revealed that his love for the club, and manager Frank Lampard convinced him to join the blues.
The 21-year-old joined Chelsea from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for £70m this summer.
The German explained how his love for the club, the project and the manager made his decision to join Chelsea much easier.
“The coach had a big impact on my decision, ” Havertz said, as quoted by chelsea.com.
“I loved Chelsea my whole life and I always loved the team as a kid, so it was not a very tough decision for me.
“Chelsea is a very big club and I’m very grateful and thankful to be here now. It’s a big project here and I love to play with young players.”
He also talked about Chelsea’s former German star, Michael Ballack.
“Ballack was a very big player and he also played for Leverkusen and Bayern Munich and he was always like a hero when I was younger,” Havertz continued.
“I liked him as a player very much and he played in my position. He was a player that scored many, many goals and of course I try to score goals like him. I’m thankful to play in the club which he played for.”