Chelsea scouting reports: As Karim Benzema’s replacement, Kai Havertz has been strongly linked to a summer transfer to Real Madrid.
As the summer transfer window approaches, Chelsea star Kai Havertz seems more and more likely to spend the rest of his career playing outside of Stamford Bridge. The forward has had trouble finding a spot with the Blues, frequently being used as either a number nine or a ten, not knowing for sure which position his skills are most suited.
With only seven goals to his credit, the Germany international finished the Premier League campaign as the team’s leading scorer. There was optimism that he would fulfill his potential after joining the club from Bayer Leverkusen for approximately £70 million in 2020.
The struggle over the previous year has been so great that Havertz voiced his opinion on the controversy around his ideal position back in October 2022.
“Everyone should know by now what I can do,” Havertz said at the time. “I’m flexible up front and I can play a lot of different positions.
“Of course, sometimes it’s good to play in different positions and sometimes it’s bad. But in general, I’m an offensive player. I like to be in the box, I like to score goals, I like to arrive in the box often and I don’t care if I’m there as a No.9 or a No.10. If I’m in the box, I’m there to score goals and that’s it.”
Even while Chelsea also experienced difficulties at the time, the lack of understanding that has since followed may be what best illustrates the German’s hardships. However, with two years left on his contract, Havertz’s future is at a turning point.
Fabrizio Romano says that the likelihood that it will occur outside of Stamford Bridge is rising. The reporter asserts that Chelsea and the forward have reached an understanding on the forward’s freedom to go on to his next chapter this summer.
Real Madrid is a team that has been heavily associated with a move for the German due to their need to find a striker after Karim Benzema’s leaving, which has been confirmed. Romano continues by saying that the Blues are hoping that other teams will enter the battle for the former Bayer Leverkusen player since a bidding war would drive up the cost of his transfer.