Romeo Lavia completes Chelsea move
Southampton have agreed a £58 million deal with Chelsea for midfielder Romeo Lavia, and the defensive starlet has signed a long-term contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit. Lavia had been linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool throughout the summer, but has opted for a move to the Blues instead.
Chelsea have paid a deal that could increase to £53 million, and Lavia will earn around £80,000 a week at the Bridge on a seven-year contract.
Lavia is seen as one of the brightest holding midfield prospects playing in the Premier League and will be available for Chelsea's game with West Ham this coming weekend, as the deal appears to have been registered just in time.
Chelsea will now boast a midfield trio of Enzo, Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo.
"I'm really happy join Chelsea and be a part of this exciting project," said Lavia after completing the deal.
"It's an amazing football club with a great history and I'm really excited to get started. I can't wait to meet all my new team-mates and build a chemistry to achieve great things together."