Kai Havertz signing voted the worst PL deal of the summer by agents, Tottenham transfer viewed as best
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Kai Havertz’s move to Arsenal has been voted as the worst deal of this summer’s transfer window.
During what was another hectic transfer window, clubs around the world were trying to improve their squad ahead of the 23/24 season.
The British record was broken on two occasions by Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
Clubs in Saudi Arabia threw a huge spanner in the works as they managed to lure some of Europe’s biggest names to the Saudi Professional League.
The survey was conducted by The Athletic, who asked a host of agents who were involved in transfers during the summer transfer window to vote for their best and worst deals.
For the best deals of the summer, Maddison won by a landslide after getting nine votes. Declan Rice was in second place with three, with Jude Bellingham joint third with Harry Kane.
However, Havertz received six votes as the worst signing, with Caicedo’s British record transfer to Chelsea a close second with five votes. Mason Mount’s move to Manchester United was in third place with three votes.
In truth, it has been a tough start to life at Arsenal for Havertz having yet to score or assist for his new team.
Despite that, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has defended Havertz on multiple occasions.
He said: “I tell you what I feel about him, I love him. I see his qualities every day in training, his work-rate is excellent. The stats are what is missing at the moment - to put the ball in the net.
“It's difficult to ask our supporters more, but my feeling is: 'give him love, and we will get the best out of him’.”
Arteta continued: “But we have some very, very beautiful examples in the last few years with players that we have given support and love, and they have felt that and just exploded. He has got a lot to give us.”
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