Liverpool ‘preparing to bid’ for Romeo Lavia with FSG set to continue summer splurge

According to a recent report, Liverpool is considering a transfer approach for Southampton star Romeo Lavia as the team aims to continue its summer rebuild.

Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai have already signed with the Reds as boss Jurgen Klopp reorganizes his midfield after a number of departures.

When the transfer market first opened in June, Mac Allister moved from Brighton. He earned extensive Premier League experience with the Seagulls and won the World Cup with Argentina the previous year.

Szoboszlai, the captain of the Hungarian national team, lacks the similar experiences but has contributed to 14 goals in each of his last two Bundesliga campaigns with RB Leipzig.

In line with many other Liverpool signings of the recent past, both players are under the age of 25. Mac Allister is 24 years of age, while Szoboszlai is 22.

And the Reds appear to be planning to continue on that path with a bid for another young talent, a new report claims.

Liverpool is planning an initial proposal to sign Southampton midfielder Lavia, a former Manchester City player, according to talkSPORT.

Prior to joining the Saints last summer, the Belgian had never participated in a Premier League match, but he displayed maturity beyond his years to rapidly establish himself as an important member of the team.

The 19-year-old was one of the few bright spots of a generally disastrous season for the Saints, who were relegated from English football’s top division, and has already drawn interest from teams like Arsenal and Manchester United.

Lavia’s purported asking price from Southampton is £50 million, although it’s unclear whether Liverpool intends to match that sum with their initial offer.

If they do, 20 per cent of the fee would go to City due to a sell-on fee they inserted in the deal to sell the midfielder to the St Mary’s Stadium last summer.

But the Reds are keen to offer Lavia a route away from playing Championship football next season – and make him part of the club’s midfield revolution this summer.

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