Liverpool will reportedly used the funds from the sales of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to move for Romeo Lavia, with a second bid expected for the Belgian international.
According to the Daily Mail, the midfield duo leaving Anfield could now be enough for Liverpool to make the bid that could secure Lavia’s services, with Manchester United now ramping up their interest in the 19-year-old.
Despite danger from Erik Ten Hag’s side, Liverpool remain confident that they can sign Lavia, especially with the sales of Fabinho and Henderson set to recoup the Reds at least £50m in transfer fees this week.
Although Fabinho’s exit is yet to be confirmed, all signs point to the Brazilian officially leaving Anfield this week, a deal that could fully open the door for Liverpool to bring in Lavia from Southampton.
Hailed by Jadon Sancho as a ‘special’ player, Lavia is already being tipped to replace Fabinho in Jurgen Klopp’s best starting XI, with the midfielder one of the best prospects in all of Europe.
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Indeed, Liverpool using the money from Fabinho and Henderson’s sales for Lavia is a smart investment from the Reds, and the midfielder could be a dream replacement for the pair in the years to come.
Lavia has the quality to replace both Fabinho and Henderson at Liverpool
Replacing Fabinho and Henderson seems like a momentous task for Liverpool, yet Lavia could be the ideal player to take on the challenge despite his age and relative inexperience in the Premier League.
At 19, Lavia is already regarded as one of the best midfield talents in England and a player who could become world-class under Jurgen Klopp, and his first season at Liverpool will be key for his development.
Whilst there’s no telling how easy it will be for Lavia to settle on Merseyside, the midfielder has the quality and the potential to make a name for himself, with Liverpool fans already excited for what’s to come.