Lampard opens up and announces new Chelsea star “is a really exciting signing for myself and for the club”
Frank Lampard has opened up on his new signing Kai Havertz, and admitted he is excited to have the German in his squad.
After months of chasing the midfielder, Chelsea managed to secure a record-breaking £71 million deal to bring Havertz to the club on a deal that is worth over £300,000-a-week, according to some reports.
And after getting his man this summer, Lampard has been speaking very highly of the man and admitted what Chelsea fans can expect from a player that has netted 38 goals over the last few seasons.
He told the club’s website: “Kai is a really exciting signing for myself and for the club first and foremost.
“He is a player I have been aware of for a long time and as a fellow attacking midfield player, I have paid particular attention to those type of players for some time.
“I was aware of his talent and in conjunction with the club, we know how we want to go forward and look to improve in the right areas, and for players who are going to be here hopefully to improve and mature, but are already at a very high level, he absolutely fitted the bill for us, so I am delighted to have him.”
Lampard has also refused to be drawn on the comparisons between himself and Kai Havertz, he added: “It is very easy to make those comparisons.
“I know he is hungry to score goals and make assists so I have already had those conversations with him, but I do think we are quite different in our styles.
“Kai can probably start in more forward areas than I started in. I liked to come from deep as a midfield player, and a lot of Kai’s really good play in the last few seasons as he has broken through at Leverkusen has been in a slightly advanced no.10 role, or slightly wider areas or more in a striker kind of area of late.
“So I think there are differences in our game and styles but in terms of what we try to bring to the team, it is pretty similar in terms of productivity in goals and assists.
“Michael Ballack was a a good player for us in terms of what he contributed and we have all got really good memories of Bally when he was at the club and what he did for us, but Kai is going to be his own player and his own person.
“He has his own style and he is very unique in terms of that, which really excites me to work with him, in terms of him going forward.”
How exciting is it for Chelsea to have Havertz in the side???