Kai Havertz hails Chelsea teammate, Blues close in on first major summer signing, as Chelsea given green light to sign Ligue 1 rising star
Kai Havertz hails Chelsea teammate
Kai Havertz scored a brace as Chelsea defeated Fulham 2-0 at home on Saturday evening, and the 21-year-old was full of praise for Mason Mount who assisted him for one of his goals.
Kai hailed Mount as a very good player whom he loves to play with, as he also admitted that the 22-year-old makes the game easy for his teammate.
Kai Havertz said after the game: “He has a lot of quality on the ball. He’s a very good player.
“He’s my age so I played against him four or five years ago for the national team, so I always knew about his quality. It’s good to play with him.
“‘I think he’s a top guy and a top player so it’s easy to play with him.”
Mount has been one of the best players for Chelsea this season, and is definitely a contender for Chelsea’s Player of the Season.
Report: Chelsea close in on first summer signing with striker poised to join
According to Football london, Chelsea are closing in on the first signing of the summer with young striker Jayden Wareham poised to join from National League side Woking.
The 17-year-old striker has been on trial at Chelsea for a month now. He even managed to find the back of the net for our Under-18s in the win against Aston Villa in April.
And, it seems like the teenage forward has done enough to earn himself a permanent contract with the Blues. While an official announcement is yet to be made, Wareham’s manager at Woking FC, Alan Dowson, has revealed that the youngster will be signing with an unnamed Premier League club believed to be Chelsea. (h/t Football.london)
“Yeah I believe things are getting done. I don’t think they want to publicise it massively but I believe everything’s in order, it just needs clearance from the Premier League and all that. I don’t think there’s any problems with it, I think everything will be getting done and good luck to the lad. Whatever club he goes to, it should get done.
Dowson also congratulated Wareham on the move, while wishing him the best. The Woking manager once again insisted that the deal was all wrapped up with only the permissions from the Premier League being pending.
“Every day we think it’s getting done, today whatever, we can’t really say the name but I think everybody will know anyway to be honest. But the bottom line is good luck to the kid, I hope he does well, I hope he does very good. It will be good for him, I think he’s got a couple of years to kick on.
“It’s done I think but I think when you go there you’ve just got to get permission off the Premier League and all that. That’s the only snag and I think everything else is done.”
Wareham is certainly one for the future and good on the club to spot the young talent and get a deal wrapped up in a swift manner. It will be interesting to see how the 17-year-old progresses through the ranks in the years to come.
Chelsea given green light to sign 18-year-old Ligue 1 rising star
The London giants are well-positioned to clinch the signing of PSG starlet Kays Ruiz-Atil, who is also being pursued by Barcelona. U19 France international has been with the Parisians since 2015, whom he joined after a six-year stint at Blaugrana’s famed La Masia youth academy.
Having risen through the ranks at PSG, Kays broke into the first team this campaign under ex-coach Thomas Tuchel, going on to play seven games. However, Ruiz-Atil has been frozen out of the first-team picture since the turn of the year after he and the Parisians failed to come to an agreement over a new deal.
Currently training with the reserves, the 18-year-old teenager will his existing deal run out at the end of the ongoing campaign and is all set for a free transfer when that happens. This has prompted interest from several teams around Europe, with the London giants among those looking to snap up the French midfielder.
The London giants have always shown propensity to sign up talented teenagers from across Europe and while those players were usually farmed out on loan season after campaign until they eventually left the club, things have changed over the past couple of years.
The likes of Mason Mount, Reece James, Tammy Abraham have all gone on to successfully make the grade from the academy to the first-team while the likes of Billy Gilmour, Tino Anjorin are some more among many others waiting in the wings to make a splash.
So, the interest in Kays shouldn’t come as a surprise considering his talent and the fact that current boss Tuchel has seen it first-hand and gave him his debut at PSG.