Liverpool continue their search for reinforcements in this transfer window and have set their sights on Southampton midfielder Roméo Lavia as Fabinho’s possible replacement in midfield. According to reports from ‘talkSPORT’, the Anfield club would be willing to offer a figure close to 60 million euros for the 19-year-old player.
Route, who has also aroused interest from Chelsea and Arsenal, appears destined to leave Southampton this summer following the team’s relegation to the Championship. The talented Belgian midfielder has impressed with his imposing physique, driving ability and his ability to win balls back in midfield.
Liverpool is launched for Fabinho’s replacement for 60 million
The player joined the Manchester City academy from Anderlecht in 2020, but made just one first-team appearance last season before being transferred to Southampton for €12m. His impact on the ‘Saints’ was immediate, generating regret in the City fans for having let go of a promising youngster.
Lavia is a total midfielder, with great physical power and outstanding passing and dribbling skills. Furthermore, he has remarkable goal scoring, as he demonstrated by scoring against Chelsea last season, becoming the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League. His talent has even been recognized internationally, since he was called up by the Belgium team in March of this year.
Manchester City secured a buy-back option for Lavia in their deal with Southampton, which they could only exercise from the summer of 2024. However, City would receive a significant percentage of any future sale of the player, roughly 20%. , which would mean an income close to 12 million euros if the transfer to Liverpool is completed.
Liverpool hope to finalize the signing of Roméo Lavia to strengthen their midfield and secure a possible replacement for Fabinho. The Belgian youngster has the potential to shine among football’s elite and Anfield could be the ideal place to continue his development.