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Chelsea confirmed the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, as the 21-year-old signed a five-year deal with Chelsea.
The 21-year-old was given permission to leave Germany’s training camp in Stuttgart earlier this week and flew to the UK, as he became Chelsea’s sixth signing of the summer.
Havertz was called up on international duty with Germany, but Germany head coach Joachim Low has explained that Havertz will not rejoin the national team’s squad for this Sunday’s UEFA Nations League clash against Switzerland after he flew off to London for a Chelsea medical.
“If he were to travel to Switzerland and then return to England, I believe, he’d have to go into quarantine and the player, of course, wants a good start at Chelsea and this would be a disadvantage for him,” the manager said, as quoted by ESPN.
Havertz has taken part in his first training session at Cobham, as he took part in individual drills at Cobham on Saturday. The German was all smiles after finally signing up for the club, following a lengthy speculation.