Chelsea have produced several wonderful footballing talents over the years with some making it into the first team whilst others move on. Now a new update has emerged about the potential of bringing back one of their most promising graduates.
Speaking to Football FanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed that Chelsea are “keeping tabs” on right-back Valentino Livramento.
O’Rourke revealed: “It’s the position that Chelsea wants to strengthen, they do want right back cover and competition for Reece James.
“So I’m sure Livramento – Chelsea know all about him – and I’m sure Chelsea have been keeping tabs on him following his departure from Stamford Bridge to Southampton.”
“So with Chelsea in the transfer market, you can never second guess what they might do.”
There is no doubt that Livramento – who was dubbed “class” by writer Raj Chohan – is one of the hottest young prospects in the Premier League so it would come as no surprise if he hadn’t caught the eye of his former club over his time at St Mary’s.
The talented 20-year-old suffered a huge setback in his career after sustaining a crucial ligament rupture back in April 2022 but is on the road to recovery at present and his form before the injury is something not to be ignored.
Over 28 appearances last season, Livramento – who was hailed a “great talent” by former Spurs man Ledley King – scored one goal, delivered one assist, created four big chances and completed 1.1 successful dribbles per game in an offensive capacity.
He also caught the eye defensively, averaging 1.7 interceptions, 1.9 tackles, 1.7 clearances and winning 5.1 duels per game, proving that he has been a reliable performer in his position.
Not only that the right-back ranks in the top 1% of his positional peers across the top five European leagues for interceptions, while further ranking in the top 17% in dribbles completed and touches.
Potter will be desperate to add depth to his team after several injury concerns plaguing the team over the campaign so far including a huge blow to Reece James that has seen the England player miss out on the World Cup in Qatar.
With that being said, the signing of Livramento could be a great prospect for Chelsea in the near future but will need to part with a reported £50m buyback fee, so Todd Boehly and Potter will need to be sure that the player is seen as a key player for the future before setting up a reunion at Stamford Bridge