Jorginho: Havertz Questions Chelsea’s Sale of Italian Midfielder to Arsenal

Jorginho: Havertz Questions Chelsea’s Sale of Italian Midfielder to Arsenal

Elijah Odetokun
March 29, 2023 at 2:57 PM
  • Chelsea have undergone changes in all departments in the last 12 months
  • The Blues had a wild winter window where they signed eight new players
  • Kai Havertz is yet to come to terms with some of the past year's changes

Chelsea were in the process of an ownership change by this time last year after Roman Abramovich was sanctioned and forced to sell the club following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

The Todd Boehly-led consortium emerged as new owners and have been in the process of overhauling the club over the past 12 months or so.

Thomas Tuchel was let go in September and replaced by Graham Potter, with the club's medical, maintenance, and communications teams also witnessing major changes.

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Kai Havertz still cannot believe Chelsea sold Jorginho to Arsenal in January. Photos by Joe Prior/Jacques Feeney.
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The club have invested about £600 million in signing new players over two windows, including World Cup winner, Enzo Fernandez and highly rated Ukrainian winger, Mykhailo Mudryk.

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The upheaval has also brought about some departures, with high-profile names like Timo Werner and Jorginho departing in the last year.

Havertz questions Jorginho's Chelsea departure

Chelsea sold Jorginho to Arsenal for £12 mil on the January transfer deadline day, according to Sky Sports. It shocked German international Havertz, who has revealed how he learned about the move.

“I played with Jorginho for two and a half years, he changed next to me, I loved being with him. And then, he calls me one evening and says: ‘I’m gone.’ I was like: ‘What the? How is this possible?’” he told the Guardian.
“This is how quick things change. It’s a human thing. You just have to accept it, it’s football.”

The former Bayer Leverkusen man, who was signed for £72 mil in 2020, has also urged the club and its fans to have patience with marquee signings, Fernandez (£106.8 mil) and Mudryk (£88 mil).

“Enzo and Mudryk have come for a lot of money, and they’re only [22], you know? You cannot expect them to be Neymar straight away. It’s like me: it takes time," Havertz added.

James dislikes transfer windows

In related coverage, Sports Brief reported on English defender, Reece James stating he hates transfer windows.

He believes the January window in particular coincides with a busy schedule and also creates many distractions.

James was quick to note that he worked well with new players, with Chelsea having signed many new stars recently.

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