Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta played a vital role in the Gunners’ pursuit of Chelsea forward Kai Havertz.
The Germany international is set to move to the Emirates this summer, after the Gunners agreed a deal with their London rivals.
Arsenal were very efficient in their efforts to sign the 2021 Champions League winner, who has already agreed personal terms.
Romano told Caught Offside that Arteta convinced Havertz that the move would be the best option for his career.
“Mikel Arteta has been really, really important in Arsenal’s deal to sign Kai Havertz from Chelsea.“
Arteta is delighted this is going to happen. The Spaniard did everything he could to convince Havertz that a move to Arsenal was best for him, and the player agreed,” he said.
“Havertz believes that playing for Arteta and Arsenal was the best project, not just in England, but throughout the whole of Europe.”