Southampton are on the verge of signing Chelsea teen Valentino Livramento, Hampshire Live revealed.
What is the latest transfer news on Livramento?
The 18-year-old has also piqued Brighton’s interest this summer but the Saints appear poised to beat their Premier League rivals for his signature.
Livramento is expected to sign a long-term deal today, claiming the transfer fee will not exceed £ 5million.
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Has Southampton signed a Chelsea youngster this summer?
Indeed you have.
Last week they confirmed the signing of another Chelsea teenager, Dynel Simeu. He supposedly tasted Southampton 1.5 million pounds and went straight to the club’s U23.
Livramento will now come to him in St. Mary’s for the next few hours.
What did Southampton tell Livramento?
Simeu will have to wait for his chance to play in the first team but it looks different for Livramento.
He has reportedly been told that he will be joining Southampton first team next season, suggesting that he will be given the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
Livramento didn’t play in England’s top division during his time at Chelsea, despite being benched twice in May, emphasizing that he was close to breakthrough at the end of last season.
He is now expected to make his Premier League debut when the season kicks off at the end of this month.
What is the main advantage of Livramento?
At just 18 years old, Livramento is already a highly valued talent whose most important asset is his versatility.
He is capable of playing in both full-back positions and is believed to start as a capable replacement for Kyle Walker-Peters and Romain Perraud next season.
In addition, it is also comfortable when playing at higher altitudes. Livramento can act as a right midfielder and can even occupy number 10 in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s favorite 4-2-2-2 formation.
Given his age and inexperience, it will be difficult for Livramento to get straight into the starting XI and make an immediate impact. Hence, he may have to wait patiently and take his chances from the bank first.
However, given the many different positions he can fill, it is likely that he will be given his chance in the not too distant future. With his move to Southampton, he seems to be supporting himself to get into the starting XI quickly. Whether he can do that remains to be seen.