Report: Aston Villa to compete with European powerhouses for PL prospect; once compared to Cafu
Aston Villa are keen on Chelsea prospect Tino Livramento, with AC Milan also interested in the youngster.
As reported by Goal, Dean Smith’s side a viable option for the right-sided Blues starlet. Livramento, naturally a fullback, could leave his boyhood club this summer if Achraf Hakimi is signed by Chelsea, a possible transfer as according to Sky Sports News.
The teenager is yet to make a first-team appearance for the club. However, Thomas Tuchel named the youngster on the bench for the west London side’s Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Arsenal.
Compared to one of the modern-day greats
Livramento is one of Chelsea’s highest-rated youth talents currently coming through the academy. So much so that the Sun recently compared the youngster to Brazilian legend and World Cup winner Cafu.
The London-born defender, who can also play in midfield, won the club’s Academy Player of the Year for 2021. Previous winners of the accolade include England internationals Mason Mount and Reece James as well as Scotland star Billy Gilmour.
Livramento could find regular game time with Aston Villa
With Ahmed Elmohamady leaving the club this summer, Matty Cash currently stands as Villa’s only natural right-back.
Although Ezri Konsa played in the role partially last season, Smith will likely be looking to add a second player for the position in the summer.
Indeed, Livramento could be a perfect candidate in the transfer window. With the England youth international questioning his future with Chelsea, Villa have an opportunity to swoop in and pluck one of the country’s top youth talents and integrate him into the first team.Embed from Getty Images
Chelsea have a history of allowing youth players to leave in search for first-team football, and Livramento could be the latest name added to that list should the Blues sign Hakimi this summer, a decision which could allow the English defender to leave for Villa in the window.
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