Chelsea: 3 problems that signing Kai Havertz would bring

Kai Havertz, Chelsea target (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)
Kai Havertz, Chelsea target (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images) /
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1. The biggest problem

Chelsea are a wealthy club. The morality of how they acquired this wealth is a debate for another day. However, even the Blues would have been hit hard by the Coronavirus outbreak. There’s no running from it, there is an economic crash and it’s hit football just as hard as other sectors.

That said, all clubs will be hoping to use the resources available to them as efficiently as possible. This is why I was surprised to see Chelsea sign Werner, although I do take my hat off to them. But this only makes it harder to believe they will sign both Werner and Havertz.

Especially when there are other positions with greater need, such as signing Ben Chilwell at left-back, it seems too indulgent to be signing Havertz. Yes, he would be a great player to sign, but given the times and other factors such as those addressed, it just seems a bit silly to watch Chelsea sign Havertz this summer.

I don’t mean to be a prude, but I feel like it’s important more than ever to question a board’s decision. Unless Chelsea has a secret wad of cash somewhere, they will need to make sacrifices through player sales, paying in instalments etc. To go through all this when they don’t *need* to seems very unnecessary to me.

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What do you think? Do the positives of signing Havertz outweigh the negatives?