Tuchel Has Time To Consider A £25 Million Chelsea Offer For Livramento
Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea manager, spent months attempting to persuade new Southampton sensation Valentino Livramento to stay.
Despite only bringing in two first-team players, the Blues had a successful summer transfer window. Romelu Lukaku, a striker, filled probably Tuchel’s lone weak point, while Saul Niguez offers midfield experience. Meanwhile, sales of Tammy Abraham, Kurt Zouma, and Fikayo Tomori helped to balance the books.
Furthermore, they let rid of a number of promising young players. Livramento joined the Premier League alongside Myles Peart-Harris, who has gone to Brentford, and new Leeds player Lewis Bate.
The 18-year-old right-back moved to Southampton and has made an immediate impact.
He’s played every minute thus far, and he appears to have made the correct option by leaving Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel, according to The Athletic, did all in his power to persuade Livramento to stay and sign a new contract.
Indeed, the manager is said to have spent “months” discussing the teenager’s future plans in west London. With Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James ahead of him in the pecking order, Livramento expected to struggle for playing time.
In Southampton’s recent 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the defender shone brightly.
The England-born youngster not only helped his team at the back, but he also got forward to terrific effect. Livramento has progressed through the ranks with England despite his little first-team experience at Chelsea.
For the current international break, he received his first Under-21 call-up.
Chelsea can re-sign him for £25 million if they want to, thanks to a buy-back option in his Southampton contract.