Chelsea’s Kai Havertz is already regretting a move to Stamford Bridge, according to a reputed transfer specialist.
Writing on Sports BILD, Raymond Hinko claimed that all is not well in the German midfielder’s camp.
A few months into his move to Chelsea, Havertz has scored just once in 14 appearances dropping behind teammates in the pecking order. He has been wildly underwhelming for the Blues, showcasing none of the strengths that made such a world star at an young age.
“Kai Havertz, even if he doesn’t say it out loud, will have already cursed a hundred times that he moved from Leverkusen to the midfield bores of Chelsea, following the lure of money,” Hinko wrote for BILD.
“Everything went to pieces. No celebrating Christmas, far away from his family, trapped on the island, not even strumming a few contemplative songs on his piano.
“Instead, watching from the draughty bench against bottom-of-the-table Arsenal in a 3-1 defeat. Then substituted for the last quarter of an hour. A kind of mercy killing. The maximum punishment for such a great talent.
“Havertz will have kicked himself often enough for not returning Bayern’s interest more vehemently as long as coach Hansi Flick was still interested in him.”
Former England striker, Darren Bent has also questioned Chelsea’s recruitment following poor displays from both Havertz and Timo Werner. He said, “When they recruited some of these players like Havertz and Werner, surely they would have had a big whiteboard where they identified the areas they need to strengthen.
“And they did that. So you can’t get these players in and then go, ‘oh my God, where are we going to fit these players in?’
“That would have been done before you signed them. For me, they’ve got to find a system, find a shape and they’ve got to play players that fit the way they play.”
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