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Germany boss Oliver Bierhoff on Kai Havertz's departure from the national team.

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Premier League side Chelsea have agreed an €80m fee plus €20m add-ons with Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz.

Kai Havertz [Getty]
Kai Havertz [Getty]

Germany boss Oliver Bierhoff has spoken about Kai Havertz departure from the national team to sort out where he’ll be plying his trade next term.

According to reports in Germany, Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen have agreed a fee with Premier League side Chelsea for Havertz.

The 21-year-old left the German squad in Stuttgart to fly to London where he’ll be having his medical ahead of his proposed move to Stamford Bridge.

“Of course we would have preferred if he could have fully concentrated on the national team at the start of the new international season. But we are aware of the importance for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Kai and want to deal with it responsibly. 

"At the same time, it is an honour and recognition for German football when young German players are in demand at top international clubs. 

"The experience these players collect abroad - both in terms of sport and personal development - can also benefit the national team. We were in constant contact with Rudi Völler in order to find a good solution together.”

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