Kai Havertz is an exciting young German sensation, with loads of talents, who has a unique combination of technical ability of a traditional playmaker, with intelligent movement, eye for a pass and an eye for goal. He’s destined to be a superstar in the next few years.

At 20 years old, he was an already established player at Bayer Leverkusen and as we may have seen with many young players being overhyped after few games, Kai has shown tremendous consistency that merits the attention he’s getting now.

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With Lampard preparing the team to play in a 4:3:3 formation, there is a need for two attacking midfielders and it’s important to find players who rightly fill the bills. With Havertz having played this formation for Leverkusen over the last years, the role wouldn’t be new to him anymore.

Why exactly should we be excited about Havertz’s potential arrival? This is because of the qualities he possesses as a player and according to footballtechniques.co, attacking midfielders are often the playmakers of the team. They must possess special skills to become a great attacking midfielder…So, let’s look at those traits.

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Technique
The main characteristics of the best-attacking midfielders are that they are dangerous and unpredictable; and this, this allows them to change the games in an instant. A player with good technique is able to master the skills that are required in a game day. A good attacking midfielder is able to drive opponents at speed while keeping close control of the ball. They can also set teammates for goal with a simple touch of the ball.

Killer Pass
Defensive midfielders are required to have a high passing accuracy rate. They can achieve this by keeping their passes simple and short. On the other hand, AM needs to be accurate and have a bigger repertoire of passing technique. A wide range of passing allows these players to always give a pass when the situation requires it. They are able to produce killer passes that set their teammates for goals.

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– Football IQ (Awareness & Decision Making)
Reading of the game is one of the most important characteristics of attacking midfielders. They are the brain of the team and most of the attack is orchestrated by them.

It is not only very important for the players to understand and recognize all the different situations before they even happen, but also responsible for pacing the game.

Footballers with football IQ also possess great awareness in spotting opponents closing in or being able to recognize a teammate making a great run while dribbling with the ball.

The characteristics enable attacking midfielders to make faster and better decisions when they actually get the ball. De Bruyne is a prime example of players with high football IQ.

Positioning
Positioning is another attribute shared with defensive midfielders. A good attacking midfielder is always at the right place at the right time. A good attacking midfielder find pockets of space to be effective and dangerous.

They make themselves always available by roaming about and surveying the field every few seconds to find the space they need to run into. This way, they can get into space quickly, receive the ball and turn at the opposition.

Lastly, Shooting
A good attacking midfielder can finish and often the top scorers in their team. These players have an exquisite technique to finish from a short distance. However, given their position in the field, they score many of their goals from impossible angles.

With all the above characteristics highlighted, it’s clear why the purchase of Kai Havertz will be a big plus to our midfield and such an exciting one because he possesses all the great skills of a modern attacking midfielder, although he’s not a finished article yet, but he’s got a lot of room for improvement and who better to help him attain those greatness other the Legend and the Boss himself Super Frank Lampard, who’s been there and done it several years.

Finally, since the departure of Frank Lampard, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard, the team has been struggling for adequate goals and creativity from midfield and should Havertz complete his transfer which is a case of when rather than if, he will fill the void left by Lampard which is goals from midfield, Fabregas and Hazard’s assists and creativity. I am really excited and can’t wait to see him holding the blue shirt in the next few weeks.

Written by @CFCNewsReport

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