It has been revealed that Chelsea have inserted a buy-back clause in the deal that took right-back Tino Livramento to Southampton in the summer.
A product of the Chelsea academy system, who has represented England at every age level up top under-21s, he was allowed to join the Saints during the last transfer window, with his prospects of breaking into the first-team at Stamford Bridge remote.
He has though gone on to play in all Southampton’s Premier League campaign so far this season, and won the penalty that allowed his side to equalise against his old club on Saturday, although two late goals spoiled his homecoming.
Already the £5 million that Southampton paid for him is starting to look a bargain, but at least Chelsea do have the fall-back of the buy back option, although that its set at £40 million, a potentially steep increase for the 19-year old.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.