According to Manchester United legend Dimitar Berbatov, the amount Chelsea paid to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen was ridiculous and crazy.
The Germany playmaker joined the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen last week for an initial £70million which could rise to £90million.
“I think the amount of money spent on Kai Havertz was a little too much for my taste,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“It’s ridiculous, it’s too much money. Havertz is a great talent, and I have said that in the past, I am a big fan of his and with my Leverkusen connection I was keeping a keen eye on him every week, but still the money that they have paid is crazy.
“He’s a great signing for the team, along with Timo Werner, and they certainly have the talent to challenge for the title next season, but the test is going to be a big one for them.
“His vision of the game, his positioning, that pass in the final third he can deliver, his finishing and his intelligence are all things that we will see from him in a Chelsea shirt.
“From what I was hearing at Leverkusen, he really wanted to make that next step in his career and that shows confidence, he’s telling people he wants to move forward at that early age, and especially with moving to England, one of the best leagues in the world with the best players.”
Berbatov also added that Havertz will relish having his Germany teammate Timo Werner with him at the club.
“It will also be a big help that he has Werner in the dressing room with him,” Berbatov said.
“When you go to a new place and you have a team mate who is the same nationality, or someone that has played in the same league as you previously, it is massive help ‘It feels easier to fit in and he won’t be the only new boy there.”