Chelsea’s midfielder Valentino Livramento is ready to seal a move to Southampton after disagreeing on new terms at the London club. U20 England international, who has been strongly linked to Brighton this transfer window, is ready to move to Southampton after being impressed with their quick advances.
Livramento, who is yet to play a competitive match at senior level, can play as a full-back or wing-back and is now ready to fight for a place in the starting line-up with the likes of Kyle Walker-Peters and Romain Perraud. Valentino has entered the final year of his deal in Chelsea and is only being allowed to move on as the Blues want to receive a fee for him.
The agreement is similar to the move that saw Tariq Lamptey move to Brighton two years ago. The footballer wanted to play senior football but didn’t feel like that would happen at Stamford Bridge. With the likes of Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpiliqueta ahead of the 18-year-old midfielder in the pecking order, it is easy to understand why the footballer would want to move on.
The English midfielder has a buy-back clause in his deal, allowing the Blues to re-sign the footballer for £25m. The Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has been in the market for another versatile full-back, and Valentino suits those needs.
Livramento is not the first academy graduate to leave the London club this transfer window, Dynel Simeu has also gone to join the Saints. In contrast, talented midfielder Lewis Bate has joined Leeds United.