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Romeo Lavia is a Panic Buy says Pundit

Former Liverpool player Don Hutchison thinks that of Chelsea’s recent signing Romeo Lavia is nothing more than a panic buy.

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.Romeo Lavia and Nicolas Jackson were among the players Chelsea added during the most recent transfer window. Don Hutchison of ESPN has speculated that Chelsea purchased Lavia in a panic.
Lavia was acquired by the Blues from Southampton in the summer for a £53 million upfront fee (Sky Sports).

Due to an injury, he has not yet appeared in a game for his new team, but Mauricio Pochettino anticipates that he will soon be well.

Hutchison has been harshly critical of his teammate Mykhailo Mudryk and believes that Chelsea panicked when they purchased Lavia.

Romeo Lavia Panic Buy

“I was chatting to a mate of mine, a Liverpool fan, and you go back at the transfer window and you go Liverpool nearly bought [Moises] Caicedo, but Chelsea’s plan was, ‘Oh, we’ll buy him,'” he remarked on their recent transfer activity. Then Chelsea said, “Oh, we’ll buy him!” after Liverpool had said, “All right, then, we’ll buy Lavia.”

And all around, people were purchasing in a hurry, and you could see it in Mudryk’s case, who I really, really want to adore, but he seems to be moving too quickly. He should go more slowly.

Honestly, you can’t really say that when you consider the wider picture. Actually, Chelsea had been keeping an eye on Lavia for some time.

They attempted to sign him last year, just after his transfer from Manchester City to Southampton, according to the trustworthy Fabrizio Romano. Therefore, Chelsea had not discovered this player at the final minute.

The team needed to add a handful of midfield players as well. They lost Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Jorginho, and N’Golo Kante in the summer and January transfer windows of 2023.

Therefore, it would be prudent to hold off on making a decision about Romeo Lavia, particularly because the Belgium international hasn’t really played under Pochettino.

As featured on ChelseaNews.com

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