Kai Havertz recently attended the marriage of his now-former Chelsea FC teammate Kepa Arrizabalaga with former Miss Universe, Andrea Martinez in Spain last weekend which included several former and current Chelsea FC teammates in attendance.
However, the wedding became the backdrop for his unexpected transfer announcement.
Kai Havertz respected Chelsea until the final day of his contract and managed to score 19 goals in 91 appearances during his time at the club, expressing his excitement to embark on a new journey with Arsenal FC as conveyed in the video announcement.
Despite being just 24 years old, Havertz has already made the most of his remarkable yet relatively short career. He started at Bayern Leverkusen and was eventually signed by Frank Lampard to join Chelsea FC. Now, with an impressive £65 million deal on the table, he is set to move with the rivals Arsenal FC.
Fans connect the dots
Even before the video surfaced, a picture of Kai Havertz with Jorginho was shared on social media, raising eyebrows as Jorginho’s smile in the picture indicated a potential reunion at Arsenal.
In the short video, an Arsenal representative is seen carrying a package from the Emirates Stadium. The representative then leaves London, arrives at an airport, and finally reaches Kai Havertz.
In a dramatic moment, the package is opened to reveal an Arsenal jersey, concluding with Havertz calling himself a Gunner.
Fans were quick to notice the similarities and timing between Kepa’s wedding and the transfer announcement while eagle-eyed fans quickly connected the dots and confirmed that the location in the video was indeed Spain.
It wasn’t the end of it all. Not only did Kai Havertz reveal his Arsenal jersey, but he also confirmed that he will continue wearing the number 29.
Additionally, he was spotted being interviewed at the same location which gave fans an opportunity to make light-hearted jokes at his expense.
The transfer news has proven to be a bitter pill for Chelsea, as their rivals Arsenal have successfully acquired an incredible talent who was not being fully utilized to his potential.
Arsenal will undoubtedly seek to make the most of his game time and capitalize on the progress he made earlier in his career at Bayern Leverkusen.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta commented on the signing of Kai Havertz, stating that he recognizes Havertz as a top talent whose in-game intelligence can make him a powerhouse in the midfield and can help contribute to the variety of their plans for the upcoming season.