Liverpool have reportedly joined the race for the signature of Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.
The Belgian teenager has become one of the most sought-after young players after a breakout season with the Saints. He joined Southampton last summer from Manchester City and impressed in his first season despite the club’s relegation to the Championship.
But he’s expected to leave the club this summer after attracting interest from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and now Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are in the market for another midfielder this summer after completing the £35 million deal for Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton.
According to Sportsmail, the Reds have enquired about the conditions of a deal for Lavia as the club looks to refresh their midfield this transfer window, having struggled in that department this season.
Liverpool’s interest comes as a blow to Arsenal, who have been working on a deal to sign the Belgium youngster for the last two weeks, although they have made no official bid.
Apart from Latvia, Liverpool are also looking at other midfield options like Khephren Thuram, Manu Kone and Gabri Veiga.
Meanwhile, Lavia made 34 appearances across all competitions for Southampton this season, scoring his only goal in the 2-1 win over Chelsea, becoming the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League.