When Manchester City takes on Chelsea in the final of the UEFA Champions League at the end of this month, one club would surely support the Londoners.
The team in question is Bayer Leverkusen, who if reports suggest, would collect an additional bonus if Chelsea wins the UCL. This is due to a clause in their former Leverkusen superstar Kai Havertz’s contract, who moved to Chelsea last season.
CLAUSE BY LEVERKUSEN IN HAVERTZ’S CHELSEA TRANSFER CONTRACT
The German outlet Kicker has reported that Leverkusen can bring a million-dollar sum if Kai Havertz wins the Champions League with Chelsea. Havertz, who became the most expensive German player ever when he made his move last summer, is about to cost his current club more money.
The original fees paid by Chelsea to bring the young German was around €80 million. With clauses such as the Champions League clause, the total fees for Havertz could even move close to €100 million.
Havertz had a slow start at Chelsea. under his previous manager Frank Lampard, he was not hitting his best form. Used at multiple positions, the German was not able to find his place in the starting 11. He was also affected by the coronavirus, taking more time to recover properly.
However, fortunes seem to turn for both and the club under the new management of Thomas Tuchel. Under the German manager, Havertz seems to regain his confidence. Tuchel has offered a more attacking role to Havertz, often playing him as a number 9 and 10. He has been explosive in his recent matches, most notably against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.
The first season at Chelsea for Havertz can be marked successful if he can win a title with the team. Currently, in the finals of the Champions League, the chance of securing a trophy is high. With a bonus to be earned, his former club will be praying for him to excel in his new club.