Fabrizio Romano Chelsea introduced that Romeo Lavia is on their lengthy record of switch targets. The 19-year-old transferred from Manchester Metropolis to Southampton final summer season and has made 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring one purpose and two assists.
Lavia has hit the South Coast and is now gaining consideration from numerous large golf equipment, so it may very well be on the transfer this summer season. However Southampton are liable to relegation, so it is onerous to see the shirtless Belgian stay in the event that they do.
Southampton are below the desk with 10 video games left, however Lavia could need to stroll away in any respect prices to additional her profession. The 19-year-old is fourth (1.9) on the roster in tackles per sport and first (1.8) in fouls per sport, and averages one deal with per sport, so he is a grasp at flipping the ball.
Graham Potter has many midfielders registered at Chelsea (Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Mateo Kovacic, Enzo Fernández, Denis Zakaria, N’Golo Kanté), however just a few gamers could stay subsequent season.
Kante endured an injury-filled marketing campaign, which resulted in his taking part in time being minimize brief, so his future at Stamford Bridge was up within the air. His contract expires this summer season. Kovacic, whose contract expires subsequent 12 months, is anticipated to be transferred to Manchester United and Liverpool within the final days.
Gallagher is a proficient midfielder however doesn’t usually begin below Potter. He collected simply 929 minutes of Premier League soccer, up from 2430 (38%) this season. Loftus-Cheek performs not a central function however as a wingback. And Mount was related to a distance. His contract expires in 2024.
So when the switch window opens Chelsea want at the very least one substitution and Lavia would not be a nasty possibility. The Blues’ switch record additionally contains Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Manu Kone and West Ham United’s Declan Rice, so solely time will inform who he finally ends up with.
Metropolis has a £40m buyback possibility on Lavia, however reports He says Chelsea could must pay near £50m to get him to West London.
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