Kai Havertz explains decision to snub Real Madrid transfer as he claims 'a title with Chelsea is worth more'

CHELSEA star Kai Havertz has explained his decision to snub Real Madrid – explaining that a title with the Blues would be 'worth more'.

The highly-rated German star was strongly linked to the huge Spanish club among others, and surprised some onlookers when he joined Chelsea for a whopping £71million fee.

He has since enjoyed a decent start to life in London, and revealed how much success at Stamford Bridge would mean to him.

He told Sport Bild: "A transfer like mine doesn't happen overnight.

"I had to think about all the options and the things which are important to me.

"I watched the Premier League on TV a lot and I know Chelsea very well.

"A title with Chelsea is worth more. It was important for me to choose a club with vision.

"We're a young team with many great players who think ambitiously; we want to build something here and attack, that is a great motivation for me."

Havertz's encouraging start to the season has been temporarily halted after a positive Covid-19 test saw him ruled out of Chelsea's final two games before the international break.

The 21-year-old has already made enough of an impact to get fans excited, with four goals and three assists from his first 10 games.

This included a hattrick against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup and a first Premier League strike in a draw against Southampton.

He is expected to be back for Chelsea's trip to Newcastle next week.


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