Chelsea transfer: Southampton, Brighton, Aston Villa and RB Leipzig eye Blues starlet
Several clubs are eyeing up a move for talented Chelsea performer Valentino Livramento, according to Goal. Southampton, Aston Villa, Brighton and RB Leipzig are all in the frame for his signature.
The 18-year-old was named Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year during 2020/21. He has just one year left on his current deal though and could be sold.
Plenty of suitors are in the mix to sign the talented individual. He enjoyed a really good campaign last season, scoring three goals and claiming 10 assists.
Chelsea are in the mix to sign some new players. Achraf Hakimi is one option and as an attacking full-back, he could block Livramento’s pathway somewhat.
The 18-year-old typically operates on the right of midfield. He can, however, also operate at full-back if asked to do so.
The London-born player has plenty of admirers, both domestically and overseas. Southampton, Brighton and Villa are all established Premier League options.
Leipzig have a tradition of bringing through talented young players. With that in mind, the Bundesliga side would also represent an attractive option.
Chelsea will hope to keep him though. Thomas Tuchel will not want to disregard the youth academy and must ensure a route to the first-team remains.
Losing Livramento would be a blow. Now, the club may have left it too late, with several interested parties for the youngster.
Where will Chelsea starlet Livramento end up?
That really is a million dollar question at this stage. With plenty of quality clubs in the mix, he could decide to walk away from Chelsea.
The teenager will surely fancy himself to get first-team football at Southampton, Brighton or Aston Villa, and probably quicker than he would at Chelsea.
Nothing against the Blues but they’ll want to win the Premier League next season. As a result, it’s perhaps a year too soon for Livramento to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.
All three of the interested parties have proud histories of utilising younger players and Livramento could soon have a decision to make.
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