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Southampton could replicate Livramento move with Ben Elliott

The previous summer transfer window was a fairly busy one for Southampton with the likes of Danny Ings, Jannik Vestergaard and Ryan Bertrand among others leaving the club and the likes of Romain Perraud, Adam Armstrong and Lyanco joining the Saints.

In addition to those three new players that joined in the summer, Southampton also managed to secure a deal for 18-year-old full-back Valentino Livramento from Chelsea’s U23 side for a reported fee of £5m.

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The teenager arrived with a lot of potential and excitement behind him given how Chelsea’s first team manager Thomas Tuchel revealed that the west London club tried their hardest to keep hold of the defender before he made the move to St. Mary’s.

In his short time with the south-coast club, Livramento has already proved himself as an important and impressive member of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad. He’s played more minutes in the Premier League than any other outfield Southampton player and earned himself an overall season rating of 7.05/10 for his performances, making him their second-highest rated player according to WhoScored.

With this in mind, it seems as though Southampton could be following up their swoop for Livramento with a move for another Chelsea youth star in the near future.

Another masterclass inbound?

It has recently been reported by The Sun that Southampton, alongside fellow Premier League side Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing 19-year-old midfielder Ben Elliott from Chelsea’s U23 side.

As a product of the Blues’ youth academy, as Livramento was, Elliott has made 20 appearances for their U18 team, scoring four goals and providing three assists, showing that he has some attacking talent in him, as well as making eight appearances for their U23 side.

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In addition to the trio of Premier League clubs that apparently have their eyes on Elliott, the report also says that Chelsea are keen on securing the midfielder’s future at the west London club which suggests how highly they value the youngster, who described himself as being “hungry” for success after winning the first youth trophy of his career.

Given his age, we feel that Southampton should definitely explore the possibility of signing Elliott whenever they can as he could well follow in the footsteps of Livramento and become an integral part of Southampton’s squad.

A number of Chelsea’s former academy stars are starting to make a name for themselves this term with Marc Guehi stepping up at Crystal Palace and the aforementioned Saints youngster starring too. Thus, there is every reason to believe that Elliott could follow in a similar direction and become a like-minded masterclass in the transfer window.

Considering the age of current Saints midfielder Oriol Romeu (30) who could be on his way out of the club in the next few years, it may pave the way for Elliott to take his place in the team if he does join the club. This would be a deal that makes plenty of sense.

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