Liverpool are focused on signing Romeo Lavia, with the Reds currently in talks to sign the Southampton midfielder.
According to reporter Ben Jacobs, the Merseyside giants have sealed a move for the Belgium international as the ideal replacement for Fabinho, who will officially move to Saudi Arabia next week.
Lavia has been linked with a move to Liverpool for most of the summer, and the next few days could be crucial for the midfielder to finally secure his move away from Southampton and return to the Premier League.
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Valued at £50m, Lavia took the Premier League by storm last season in his first year with the Saints. And Liverpool are now keen to add the former Manchester City prospect to their ranks.
Indeed, signing Lavia will be quite a challenge given Southampton’s asking price. However, Liverpool appear determined to bring the 19-year-old to Anfield as a replacement for Fabinho, who is heading to Al-Ittihad, this window.
Jacobs said of the Reds’ interest in Lavia: “I think Liverpool are more focused on Romeo Lavia at the moment and it will be interesting to see if we get any movement on that front.”
Liverpool must act quickly to sign Lavia
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Liverpool’s pursuit of Lavia looks set to rise to a new level next week, and the Anfield outfit must move quickly if they are to sign the midfielder in the coming days.
Hailed by Total Football Analysis as a “phenomenal” talent, Lavia would be a dream long-term replacement for Fabinho from his first year in the Premier League and his terrifying potential.
With other clubs interested, Liverpool are in a race against the clock to secure a deal with Southampton for the midfielder, with Lavia a talent who could be a starter for Jurgen Klopp’s side for years to come.