Southampton set to beat Brighton and AC Milan to sign Chelsea teen Tino Livramento in £5m deal… as Saints invade Blues academy for second time after poaching Dynel Simeu
- Southampton returned for the second time this summer to raid Chelsea’s academy
- The Saints have dived for £5million for highly regarded defender Tino Livramento
- He’s ready to follow centre-back Dynel Simeu from Cobham to the south coast
Southampton set to win the race to sign Chelsea star Tino Livramento.
Highly regarded defender Livramento (18) is set to become the second youngster to leave Chelsea for Southampton this summer, following centre-back Dynel Simeu, after the south coast club signed a deal with the European champions and terms with the player.
Southampton will pay a fee of around £5million to Livramento, who will sign a five-year contract.
Chelsea youth player Tino Livramento is on his way to Southampton for £5million transfer fee
England under-19 prospect Livramento attracted a lot of interest as he entered the final year of his Chelsea contract and with talks that failed to lead to a new deal.
He was wanted by Brighton in the Premier League, but also by players such as AC Milan and RB Leipzig abroad.
However, Southampton has dived in and staged a coup d’état by persuading Livramento to move to St Mary’s.
Talks about the deal led by Southampton CEO Martin Semmens have gained momentum this weekend and Livramento’s move is about to be finalized.
The 19-year-old is also an England youth international and has been wanted by several major clubs
The Saints have already hijacked an asset from Chelsea this summer with Dynel Simeu
Ralph Hasenhuttl is delighted with the imminent capture of Livramento, who will fill a position on his team that the Southampton boss was keen to secure this summer.
Hasenhüttl was looking for a versatile backup full-back and has managed to bring in one of the country’s most promising youngsters to solve his quest.
Livramento can play on either side of the pitch as a fullback or fullback.
With Kyle Walker-Peters and new kid Romain Perraud as Southampton’s more experienced, first-choice options, Livramento will provide cover and competition for both.
Livramento joined Chelsea as an under-9 and was highly regarded as he worked his way through their youth formation to the fringes of the first team, reaching the reserve bench for their matches against Arsenal and Manchester City at the end of last season.
He is now continuing his career at Southampton, alongside fellow defender Simeu who made the same move from Chelsea last week.