Friday, September 15, 2023

Chelsea fans will delight in Darren Bent’s two ‘worst signings’ of the summer

Darren Bent claims ex-Chelsea stars Mason Mount and Kai Havertz are the two worst signings of the season so far.

The pair were among a host of stars involved in the club’s mass player exodus this summer, with homegrown talent Mount moving to Manchester United in a £60million deal.

The still jury is very much out on Havertz after his summer switch to the EmiratesGetty

Mason Mount has featured just twice in the league for United after picking up an injuryGetty

Havertz, who scored Chelsea’s winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final, penned a long-term deal with Arsenal at the cost of £67.5m.

Despite the substantial fees involved in both transfers the pair are yet to reach their best level, albeit with only four league games played.

Self-confessed Arsenal fan Bent was given the task of choosing his least impactful signings so far and even revealed Gunners star Havertz would be his top pick over Mount.

“The two that I’ve gone with for the worst deal are Mason Mount and Kai Havertz,” Bent told talkSPORT.

“Mount has had no impact whatsoever and that started in pre-season.

“Havertz is tough because it’s one of our own, I feel really bad,” Bent continued. “But the reason why I’d have to say so far he’s the worst deal is because he’s been given opportunities.

“Mason Mount has been injured, Havertz has been playing every single week.

“Mikel Arteta is continually putting him in there and the performances have just not been there. So far for £65million, no.

Darren Bent has been unimpressed by the former Chelsea duo’s start to the season

Germany international Havertz has often split opinion dating back to his time at Stamford Bridge however many believe that a lack of defined position could be hampering him.

Havertz has been operated in a multitude of positions such as central midfield, wide of a front three and as a false nine.

At his formative club Bayer Leverkusen, Havertz played primarily as a No.10 whilst often adopting a deeper role with the national team under former boss Joachim Low.

The jury is still very much out on the 24-year-old but the faith shown in him by Arsenal boss Arteta provides evidence that Havertz is viewed as a key addition to his squad.

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