Southampton’s previous summer transfer window will probably be remembered for the high-profile players that left the club such as Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand, Jannik Vestergaard and Mario Lemina among others.
However, one player that Southampton brought into the club rather than let go is teenage right-back Valentino Livramento who joined the club on a permanent deal from fellow Premier League side Chelsea in a deal worth a reported fee of £5m.
Since joining Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, the 18-year-old has played 90 minutes in all of Southampton’s Premier League games so far this season apart from their 0-0 draw against Manchester City where he was substituted off shortly after picking up a yellow card in the latter stages of the game, which shows just how important he has already made himself for the Saints.
During his time with the club, Livramento, who has been described as being a “very special” player by Hasenhuttl, has managed to rack up an average of 1.1 interceptions per game, 2.4 tackles per game, 1.8 clearances per game as well as a passing accuracy percentage of 83%, showing how well he has done for the team from a defensive point of view.
In terms of his market value, Transfermarkt had it listed at £4.5m back in August just a few weeks after he joined the club, whereas it now stands at £10.8m, showing a significant rise in just a matter of weeks, presumably with the number of games he’s appeared in playing a role in the increase.
Additionally, with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel revealing that the west London club tried their hardest to keep Livramento over the summer before he joined Southampton, this shows how highly valued he was by the reigning Champions League holders and why it was such a dream deal.
Taking all of this into account, we feel that while Southampton may have lost a number of important players over the summer, they definitely managed to bring in an exciting young player that could well go on to be a regular figure for the team for the foreseeable future give his young age.
With that in mind, his transfer value should undoubtedly increase more, leading this to be a complete masterclass in the transfer window from the Austrian boss.