The amount of cash Chelsea spent on new signing Kai Havertz was ‘ridiculous’ and ‘loopy’, former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has claimed.
The Germany playmaker joined the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen final week in an preliminary £62million deal and has already impressed in his early coaching periods.
It’s understood the 21-year-old is in line to make his full debut for Chelsea as they tackle Brighton of their Premier League opener subsequent Monday.
And regardless of admitting he’s a incredible addition at Stamford Bridge, Man United legend Berbatov believes the Blues paid an excessive amount of for the German.
“I believe the amount of cash spent on Kai Havertz was a bit an excessive amount of for my style,” he advised Betfair. “It’s ridiculous, it’s an excessive amount of cash. Havertz is a superb expertise, and I’ve mentioned that previously, I’m an enormous fan of his and with my Leverkusen connection I used to be retaining a eager eye on him each week, however nonetheless the cash that they’ve paid is loopy.
“He’s an incredible signing for the workforce, together with Timo Werner, and so they actually have the expertise to problem for the title subsequent season, however the check goes to be an enormous one for them.
“His imaginative and prescient of the sport, his positioning, that move within the closing third he can ship, his ending and his intelligence are all issues that we’ll see from him in a Chelsea shirt.
“From what I used to be listening to at Leverkusen, he actually needed to make that subsequent step in his profession and that exhibits confidence, he’s telling folks he desires to maneuver ahead at that early age, and particularly with transferring to England, the most effective leagues on this planet with the most effective gamers.”
Berbatov additionally added that Havertz will relish having his Germany teammate Timo Werner with him on the membership.
“It would even be an enormous assist that he has Werner within the dressing room with him,” Berbatov mentioned.
“If you go to a brand new place and you’ve got a workforce mate who is identical nationality, or somebody that has performed in the identical league as you beforehand, it’s large assist ‘It feels simpler to slot in and he gained’t be the one new boy there.”