Arsenal in pole position for potential £50m transfer as star prefers them to Liverpool.
Arsenal are reportedly in pole position for the transfer of Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia this summer as he prefers them to Liverpool.
The Belgium international is a man in demand at the moment after a hugely impressive campaign at the St Mary’s Stadium last season, but it could still take some time for his future to be resolved.
According to Steve Kay of Football Transfers, Lavia’s preference is to join Arsenal over other suitors such as Liverpool, with the Gunners able to offer better money, Champions League football, and a generally more tempting project.
One issue, however, is that Arsenal are not currently willing to pay Southampton’s £50million asking price for the 19-year-old, according to the report.
Lavia has also been strongly linked with Liverpool by Sacha Tavolieri in the tweet below, with Chelsea now seemingly focusing on Moises Caicedo as their priority for that position…
🔴 #LiverpoolFC set to focus now their energies on Romeo Lavia’s deal. I understand talks on players side are advancing well as the green light’s close but nothing done yet. The ideal projection #LFC would be to get him for the first summer camp with the team.
The Reds -that… pic.twitter.com/q5aJxplniI
— Sacha Tavolieri (@sachatavolieri) July 4, 2023
It’s possible that Lavia won’t be able to transfer to Arsenal because the north Londoners would have to sell Thomas Partey first.
Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai were two midfield reinforcements that Liverpool brought in this summer, but it appears that they are still interested in adding a more defensive midfielder to their lineup.Romeo Lavia, a midfielder for Southampton, is apparently favoring Arsenal over Liverpool this summer, putting them in the driver’s seat for his transfer.
The Belgian international is in high demand right now following a tremendously successful season at the St. Mary’s Stadium last year, but it might still be some time before his future is decided.