Premier League Giants Battle for Wonder Child Romeo Lavia

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool will have a battle for the Wonder child of the descended Southampton, Romeo Lavia.

The youngster arrived from Manchester City last summer for €12.3m and has been one of the standout players in a terrible Saints side that finished the Premier League season at the bottom.

Due to his impressive performances in 2022/23, his expected transfer value (xTV) It has shot up to 20.8 million euros.

At 19, the Belgian is already a Premier League regular, earning him much praise from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who revealed he would have loved to keep Lavia.

In fact, City rated it so highly that they inserted a buyback clause of 46 million euros in his deal with Southampton.

However, the problem is that it will take effect until next summer. However, according to a report, the Manchester team could still make a move in the next few months to prevent other suitors from catching him.

Romeo Lavia

Romeo Lavia

Several interested clubs

Football Insider claims that the club citizen is considering re-sign Lavia this summer, while several other Premier League giants are also trying to reach a deal.

The report mentions Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, all of whom have had a long-standing interest in Lavia.

In fact, the squad blue she was so impressed with him when he faced them last summer that made a sizeable offer to Southampton shortly before the transfer window closed.

Meanwhile, the team gunner seeks to strengthen his midfield, while he red he is working on completely reorganizing his own.

The latter and Chelsea will not play in the next Champions League, which could make them less attractive for the Belgian star.

With Granit Xhaka ready to depart the Emirates, Arsenal could be a viable option because not only would he be guaranteed playing time and perform in the Champions League, but also it will also probably be less expensive than Declan Rice.

However, he is not yet as complete a player as the West Ham star and could therefore be a risky signing if he jumps right into a team that wants to compete in the Premier League and in Europe.

2023-05-31 14:36:29

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