Exclusive: Liverpool journalist has a feeling the Reds will sign Romeo Lavia. Liverpool’s transfer window over the last few weeks has been dominated by their pursuit of Southampton’s Romeo Lavia and a reliable Liverpool journalist has a feeling the Reds will sign the youngster over the coming weeks.
Liverpool is known for closing transactions swiftly, and it is unusual for them to have even one proposal refused, let alone the three rejected by Southampton for Lavia. Many Liverpool fans are left wondering what is going on, and Liverpool journalist Neil Jones has indicated in his latest exclusive piece for CaughtOffside that he believes both clubs will find a way to get the trade completed.
Jones wrote: “Liverpool sources were saying earlier in the summer that £50m for Lavia was excessive, but that was before the departures of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson amplified their need for a midfielder. I get the impression that the club have looked at the market for potential No.6s/deep-lying midfielders and have not been too impressed, hence the fact they’ve circled back to Lavia. He’s certainly a gamble, given his age, the amount of games he’s played and the fact he’s a very different kind of player to Fabinho, more of a builder than a destroyer. The plus side is that he clearly has a high ceiling, his wages are relatively low and he wants to come to Liverpool. My feeling is that a compromise will be found, but it probably should have been found already.”
Jurgen Klopp is in need of a new number six and with the season just days away, the German boss will want the position addressed as soon as possible.
If Liverpool pay £50m, they will get the player, and the Reds’ rebuild of their midfield will be complete, having already signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai during this summer’s transfer window.