If Thomas Tuchel insists on a transfer reversal, Chelsea will have to accept a £35 million price tag.
Chelsea will almost certainly be interested in re-signing one of their recent departures in the future, but at a high price.
If Thomas Tuchel wants to re-sign Southampton right-back Tino Livramento in the future, he’ll have to accept a £35 million fee. The 18-year-old departed Stamford Bridge for under £5 million in the summer and has made an immediate impact as a Premier League regular.
Before joining Southampton, Livramento had only made four professional appearances, but he pleased manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
So far this season, the youngster has appeared in all seven Premier League games, winning praise for his performances against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United.
His early-season form has many Chelsea fans wondering why the club allowed him to leave for such a low amount despite the fact that he had only one year left on his contract.
However, the European champions’ supporters will be pleased to learn that his contract has a buy-back clause.
According to the Sun, Chelsea can bring Livramento back to the club if they pay Southampton £40 million in the future.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James, both of whom have prospered in Tuchel’s three-at-the-back system, are Tuchel’s current alternatives.
Livramento has shown attacking ability thus far this season, indicating that he could fit into the current lineup.
And, having publicly expressing his admiration for him last week, Tuchel is sure to be quite keen in him doing so in the future.
Tuchel discussed Livramento’s summer departure before Chelsea’s 3-1 victory against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The German manager pleaded with the youngster to stay, but he explained that he had decided to play regular Premier League games on the south coast.
He said to reporters, “He was, without a doubt, well regarded. We did everything we could to keep him here, to show him his future and his chances of joining our squad.
“He made the decision to leave, and you have to accept that occasionally. There are no hard feelings since we may provide him options, and then the player must decide.
“On the right wing-back position, he was competing with Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta. Because the group wasn’t too large, I believe it was a great fighting stance.
“He had a good chance of making it all the way. He made the decision to leave, and that’s fine. “Brinkwire Summary News”.