Liverpool have reportedly joined the race to sign Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, with the 19-year-old impressing in his breakthrough season for the Saints. The Belgian has shown enough potential to attract a number of potential suitors, including Liverpool and Chelsea, who are both vying to sign the youngster in the upcoming transfer window.
Lavia’s performances this season suggest that he could be an ideal fit for Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool side, which lacks quality young midfielders. The Reds could do with such a player to replace the ageing Fabinho, who has struggled with form this season. If Lavia performs well against Liverpool in the upcoming game, it is likely to further boost his chances of a move to Anfield.
The youngster’s pace, energy, and technical ability on the ball have caught the attention of several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, who have a special connection with Lavia. This is due to Joe Shields, the director who signed Lavia for Manchester City‘s Academy and then signed him at Southampton. Shields is now at Chelsea and has identified Lavia as a player he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge.
While Chelsea may have an advantage in signing the young midfielder, Liverpool have the lure of Champions League football and a proven track record in developing young players. They have also been linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus, who could provide competition for Lavia.
Regardless of where Lavia ends up, it is clear that he has a bright future ahead of him in the Premier League. The teenager has already become a key figure in the Southampton team and has shown that he is capable of competing at the highest level. It remains to be seen which club will secure his services, but one thing is sure, it will not be long before we see him in action at the highest level.