Chelsea signed the 21-year old German international from Bayer Leverkusen in a £71m deal this summer. Havertz, who had attracted interest from various clubs decided to join Chelsea due to their ambitions, vision and plans to build a team with young talent.
Speaking to Sports Bild, Havertz said “It was important to me to have a club with a vision. 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 admitted playing for Lampard and learning from him was one of the key factors in deciding to join Chelsea. The German said “I was always impressed with his scoring threat. 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.”