Chelsea completed a £71million deal for attacking midfielder Havertz last week, with the Germany international joining the Premier League club from Bayer Leverkusen.
Havertz scored 36 goals and made 25 assists in 118 appearances for Leverkusen and becomes Chelsea’s second most expensive signing after the 2018 deal for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Nevin has described Chelsea’s deal for Havertz as a ‘no-brainer’ and says the German can made a big impact in the Premier League.
‘Some people think that building a football team is like a big complicated jigsaw puzzle,’ the former Chelsea and Scotland winger said.
‘Looking at the signing of Kai Havertz, Chelsea may well have just found what could be the most important piece – one that makes the entire picture make sense.
‘The problem with this analogy is that our latest new kid on the block is not one single piece, he is a whole bunch of pieces that can be fitted in just about anywhere to make everything look better.
‘There is another great asset, however. His youthfulness is allied to the fact he has plenty of experience squeezed into those few years.
‘He comes with four first-team campaigns under his belt and also seven caps for the German national team already, as well as Champions League and Europa League experience.
‘You do not get that sort of history unless you are a superb player with exceptional football intelligence, so bringing such a player to Stamford Bridge is a no-brainer.’
‘It is safe to say Kai Havertz will be a central piece and will likely leave opposition defences scratching their heads.
‘He poses so many different questions it will take them a long time to figure him out, if indeed they ever do.’