Chelsea for a second time got chosen ahead of Liverpool by Romeo Lavia after Moises Caicedo did the exact same things.
Defensive midfielders were continuously becoming an issue for top clubs in the Premier League, making them get into loggerhead in bids to sign one.
Romeo Lavia was undoubtedly one of the best breakout stars in the Premier League last season. Standing out on personal notes despite Southampton’s poor and disastrous form last summer.
The Belgian drew interest from across Europe with his former club, Manchester City getting interested in bringing him back. They however opted out when they noticed he’s a target for all top Premier League sides.
Liverpool and Chelsea were left to tussle on getting the player’s signature. Chelsea eventually did and opinions of the West London club paying a bigger salary was pin pointed to he the reason Lavia choosed Chelsea ahead of Liverpool.
Romeo Lavia salary
It’s only a fact that salaries are big part of deals and football players often weigh their salaries before agreeing to join a club. However, it might be a different ball game for Romeo Lavia.
The 19-year-old is not amongst the highest paid players in Chelsea but he had a decent salary boost from his time in Southampton.
Romeo Lavia earns £105,000 weekly at Chelsea and £5,040,000 yearly at Chelsea.
He signed a contract that span for about 7 years and a further year in view. He will look to make his debut when Chelsea takes on newly promoted side, Luton.