in

Kai Havertz ‘gave up massive bonus’ to see Chelsea transfer go through

New Chelsea signing Kai Havertz reportedly forfeited a major bonus to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer.

Havertz completed a £72.7m switch to Stamford Bridge earlier this month, which could rise to more than £90m with add-on clauses.

The move was heavily rumoured for weeks before it was finalised and, according to German publication Sport Bild, a major breakthrough in the protracted negotiations came when the player himself agreed to forfeit a clause in his existing Leverkusen contract.

Havertz was entitled to 10 per cent of his transfer fee when he left Leverkusen but he decided to waive that, meaning Leverkusen lowered their asking price.

Kai Havertz has joined Chelsea in a £72.7m deal
Read More
Related Articles
Read More
Related Articles

Instead, Havertz will receive bonuses from Chelsea if he meets certain clauses in his new contract, while Leverkusen will get more money if Chelsea qualify for the Champions League or win the Premier League.

Blues boss Frank Lampard has spoken about comparisons between Havertz and ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, telling the club’s official website: “It is very easy to make those comparisons.

Want to be on the ball with Jadon Sancho to Manchester United updates? Or perhaps you’re a Chelsea fan wondering who on earth could join next?

Well then sign up for the brilliant new Daily Star Sport email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit ‘subscribe’.

And that’s it, job done. You’ll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

Kai Havertz has been involved in his first Chelsea training session
Read More
Related Articles

“I know he is hungry to score goals and make assists so I have already had…

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments