An update has emerged on Chelsea’s Tino Livramento, regarding Southampton’s interest in his services.
According to Goal, Southampton are one of a number of teams interested in a deal to sign Chelsea youngster Tino Livramento this summer. He has one year left to run on his current contract at Stamford Bridge and a host of clubs are attempting to lure him away from London.
The report claims that RB Leipzig, Brighton, Aston Villa and Milan are also tracking the teenager alongside Southampton, whilst Chelsea are said to be trying to tie him down to a contract extension to keep him at the club heading into next season.
Martin Semmens could strike gold for Southampton swooping up Livramento from Chelsea this summer. The young defender appears to be a talented prospect on paper and the Saints chief could be bringing in a star for the future by signing him.
He won Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year award at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, which shows how highly the London giants rate him internally.
Livramento was also named on the bench for Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League at the start of May, although he failed to make his debut during that match. This shows that Thomas Tuchel saw enough in him to suggest that he could be good enough to step up to the first-team level if he needed to call upon him against Pep Guardiola’s side.
The 5ft 6 starlet posted some eye-catching statistics from right-back at youth level for Chelsea. In 26 appearances for the club’s youth sides in the season just gone, Livramento chipped in with three goals and 10 assists from full-back to highlight his attacking quality. He has proven that he can stand out at the academy level and, therefore, he has the potential to make an impact in the senior game in the future.
This is why Semmens must sanction a deal for the 18-year-old if there is any chance of the south coast side landing him this summer. He could be a much-needed addition in the short term as well as the long term for the Saints as the full-back situation at St. Mary’s needs urgent attention. Kyle Walker-Peters is the only first-team, senior, full-back set to be on the club’s books beyond the end of this week, with Ryan Bertrand poised to leave.
Therefore, Livramento could come in and bolster the club’s academy ranks whilst also providing cover at right-back for Walker-Peters. That could then alleviate the need for Southampton to spend millions of pounds on an established senior right-back to come through the door as a back-up to the ex-Tottenham defender.
This is why Ralph Hasenhuttl would love the move, as he could work with the youngster on the training pitch and develop a potential first-team star, whilst also having cover in a problem area.
It’s a deal that Southampton must push to get done.