The ‘signing’ of Kai Havertz has been announced by twitter post “Welcome Kai” as the Germany wonderkid is consistently linked with Chelsea.
But it is not the Blues who have posted ‘Welcome Kai’ on Twitter, it is the club who finished EIGHTH in last season’s Eredivisie!
Dutch outfit Heracles Almelo on Tuesday morning shared a Photoshopped picture of Havertz in one of their kits, with the caption ‘Welkom Kai’ and the hashtag ‘#AnnounceHavertz’.
It was an obvious joke for Heracles to make given what Havertz’s manager, Peter Bosz, said on Monday evening.
The Bayer Leverkusen coach was quizzed on Havertz’s possible transfer to Chelsea as soon as the German club were knocked out the Europa League by losing to Inter, and it appears he is becoming frustrated by the constant questions about the 21-year-old.
Rather than discussing the topic in depth, he quipped back to reporters: “Yes, I can exclusively announce he’ll play for Heracles Almelo!”
And Heracles wasted no time in ‘confirming’ Bosz’s exclusive transfer news, getting in on the joke as soon as they could.
But Havertz is NOT moving to the Netherlands, with Chelsea hoping to bring him to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The midfield starlet is said to have agreed a five-year deal with Chelsea as he is desperate to play under Frank Lampard, although the Blues have been warned they’ll have to splash out £90million to sign Havertz before October’s transfer deadline.
But he may have already played his final game for Bayer Leverkusen, scoring in Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Inter which booked the Italians a place in the Europa League semi-finals.
If Chelsea do wrap up a deal for Havertz shortly, he will become their third signing of the summer after Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, who plays alongside Havertz for the Germany national team.