Hasselbaink: 'I don’t think Chelsea should pursue Kovacic'
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink doesn't believe it would be a great idea for the Blues to make Mateo Kovacic' deal at Stamford Bridge permanent.
The pundit argues that the Blues are rather in need of a creative midfielder, and it's just not where the Croatian's strengths lie:
"I don’t think Chelsea should pursue Kovacic. I think he was signed as a way to get better value from the deal that saw Courtois go to Real Madrid, but he hasn’t been used correctly at Chelsea.
"Kovacic is a defensive midfielder and that is where he performed best at Real Madrid, but Chelsea are already blessed with Jorginho and Kante in that role.
"Chelsea need a midfielder who has the creativity and can split defences with a final pass, who can set up strikers and achieve assists, but this is not Kovacic’s strengths."