Why signing Kai Havertz would be a mistake for Chelsea.
Kai Havertz is one of the front runners for this year's Golden Boy Award. |Photo: Getty Images

Chelsea have been linked to the incredible youngster Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen. The young German has had an awesome season, scoring twelve goals and assisting six in only twenty-nine league games. These are fantastic numbers considering he only just turned 21-years-old.

The blues are preparing a £70 million bid for the attacking-midfielder, but they would be better off keeping their hands in their pockets. Firstly, the money could go a long way towards signing Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. The Englishman would help out Chelsea’s defensive massively.

Chelsea has conceded forty goals this season, the worst record out of the top six sides in the Premier League. Marcos Alonso and Emerson are the Blues current left-back options, and both have struggled to perform at a consistent level this season. Chilwell would certainly be an upgrade on both of them.

If Havertz was to be signed by Chelsea, he would demand guaranteed minutes. This could seriously prohibit the development of players such as Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Havertz has great utility to be able to play anywhere in the forward roles making every attacker his competition.

As Chelsea currently have plenty of young attacking options, they could potentially be forced into selling their own academy graduates who have come so far in the last couple of seasons. Abraham, Mount and Hudson-Odoi have all become deserved regulars for the blues.

Especially as Frank Lampard will already be scratching his head at the prospect of fitting Werner and Ziyech into an already jam-packed attack. One thing is for sure, if Chelsea do sign Havertz and he gels into the side, the blues will be scoring a lot of goals next season.

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