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Kai Havertz reveals why he rejected Bayern Munich and joined Chelsea

Kai Havertz of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea

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Kai Havertz reveals he decided to make a move to Chelsea this summer because of the club’s vision. He is aiming to replicate Frank Lampard’s impact at Stamford Bridge.

The 21-year-old moved from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea in a £71 million deal in September. But Bayern Munich also had a strong interest in the midfielder.

“It was important to me to have a club with a vision,” Havertz told Sport Bild. “An exciting change is taking place. We are a young team with many great players. We think offensively. We want to build something up here and attack. That motivates me a lot. And then it is a title with Chelsea is worth a lot more.”

Havertz also says the prospect of learning from Lampard was a key factor behind his decision to join Chelsea.

“I was always impressed with his scoring threat,” said Havertz. “I found that outstanding for a midfielder. That’s what I want to measure myself against. The fact that he was so successful and at the same time so personable impresses me.”

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