Ajax star Edson Alvarez has hinted he is now glad a move to Chelsea collapsed last summer, given how the Blues’ season ending up going.

The midfielder has been speaking to Voetbal International, relayed by Voetbal Primeur, about his future as he plans for a move away this summer instead.

The Mexican was heavily linked with Chelsea throughout last summer as the Blues spent big sums trying to overhaul their squad.

Alvarez was one of the few signings that they didn’t end up signing, with Ajax refusing to sanction a deal after already selling the likes of Lisandro Martinez and Antony to Manchester United.

That caused severe disruption as Alvarez and other players who wished to depart went on mini strikes before eventually accepting their situation and continuing with the Dutch club for the remainder of the season.

He’s now seeking a move again this summer and has been linked with Borussia Dortmund, while Chelsea could be in the mix again considering their ongoing desire to throw money around.

Alvarez isn’t concerned at this point but does admit it may be for the best that he didn’t move to Stamford Bridge last year.

“My supervisors let me know when a club is concrete, then I start thinking about it myself,” he said.

“I also read and hear from the media about the interest, and of course I’m not going to lie that it’s always nice when you’re associated with big clubs. But Ajax is also a big club for me, so I will always treat everything and everyone here in Amsterdam with respect.

“In the beginning, because it felt like a mental challenge. Nevertheless, I did switch back afterwards, because Ajax is also a big club. I also believe that everything in life happens for a reason.

“If you see Chelsea’s season now, for example, also with all kinds of problems, then maybe it should have been like this.”