October 15, 2016 was a historic day for Bayer Leverkusen . That afternoon, in a 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen Kai Havertz entered the second half for Charles Aránguiz and became the player. youngest to officially debut in the pharmaceutical team jersey. He was 17 years old, 4 months and 4 days . It was the last and most important achievement of a footballer whom Leverkusen sought from the small Alemannia Aachen when he was just 11 years old, aware of his enormous potential.
In his first season as a professional, Havertz set the record for youngest goalscorer in Leverkusen history and also debuted in the Champions League with one curiosity: he was unable to play the return of that European competition before Atlético Madrid because being during the week he had to take exams at school . Such was the story of a precocious talent whom Bayer had already considered among the best appearances of its youth team in recent years, and whom Germany was watching closely.
Already in 2018 Havertz became an undisputed starter for Bayer Leverkusen's midfield. His speed and gambeta, combined with a panoramic vision typical of a veteran player and a very good command of both legs, earned him comparisons with Mesut Özil and Toni Kroos in addition to a nickname that denotes his unique talent: alleskönner, or "the one who can do anything". In September of that year, Joachim Löw summoned him to the Mannschaft . He debuted with a 2-1 victory in a friendly against Peru .
It wasn't long until his potential and youth caught the attention of the major clubs in the world . At 20 years Kai Havertz is one of the great promises of European football, a player who can fill several holes in the midfield of the most powerful teams on the planet. The first to set eyes on him was Real Madrid and then it was rumored that Barcelona was looking for him to begin his restructuring process. Of course, the German giant Bayern Munich was not left out.
But there is a team that after spending a silent winter to conform the evaluators of the financial fair play again showed what their bulky can do . This is Chelsea from Roman Abramovich who already has everything closed with the forward Timo Werner from Red Bull Leipzig and will now go for Kai Havertz. The London team would be willing to disburse around 80 million euros to get their services, and join it with Werner and ex Ajax Hakim Ziyech in one lethal front .