Romeo Lavia snubbed Liverpool to join Chelsea this summer.
The Belgian midfielder made a £58million move from Southampton and signed a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Since Todd Boehly took over Chelsea, he has come under heavy scrutiny for spending north of a billion pounds on new players over three transfer windows.
Lavia is still waiting for his Chelsea debut as he suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.
Pundit Paul Machin believes Lavia would struggle for game time at Chelsea after Moises Caicedo sealed a £115million move from Brighton in the summer.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think everyone who chose to sign for Chelsea in the last 18 months has made a mistake. Lavia is the least high-profile of those, to be honest.
“He has made a mistake because, ultimately, if he wanted to play football, going to Chelsea after they had just broken the British transfer record by signing a defensive midfielder in Moises Caicedo didn’t seem like the smartest move.
“Chelsea is an absolute mess of a football club from top to bottom right now. It’s a shame for Lavia because he is a talented boy, but he was overpriced for where he was in his development.”
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