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Chelsea used coronavirus pandemic to sign Havertz - Voller

Sun 13 September 2020 | 20:18

If the coronavirus outbreak wouldn't affect financial concerns, Leverkusen may have been able to convince Havertz to stay.

The pandemic made it much easier for the Blues to purchase

Kai Havertz

according to Rudi Voller. In a contract worth £ 70 million ( € 75 million $90 million) Chelsea signed Havertz from Leverkusen. 

At the age of 11, Havertz joined Leverkusen and played 150 matches, having been linked with multiple European clubs ahead of leaving. Leverkusen didn't want to lose him, and Voller claims that they would not sell him if it weren't for the pandemic financial impact.

Voller told Bild " They simply made good use of the coronavirus period.  Next year it would have been much harder for


to get Kai. [Other interested teams] preferred to hold back because of the high transfer fee in this special and uncertain time ." 

Like Havertz, the 28-year-old Kevin Volland the club to join Monaco on an extra £15 million arrangement. While


's Patrik Schick and Kaiserslautern's Lennart grill are signed, Voller thinks that they couldn't reinvest all the money in the first team.

"We also have significant revenue losses in times of the coronavirus. We will of course take that into account and certainly not completely reinvest the transfer fee we got for Kai Havertz,  "We are yet to do anything to retain or boost the level." In 2019, we signed

Kerem Demirbay


Nadiem Amiri

both physically good footballers, who have always opportunity for growth. 

'Florian Wirtz also has exceptional strengths in spite of his young age and is remarkable in the way that he brings his ball straight forward.

You can see in the Bundesliga matches he doesn't have to turn around his own axis thrice. "The penetration and the finishing skills of

Patrik Schick

will improve our offensive game well, and teammates will be able to demonstrate their strengths well. 

"Bayern Munich and

Borussia Dortmund

are the supreme squads. Then, we see three or four more teams behind them where we find ourselves.


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