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Romeo Lavia: Why the Premier League's biggest clubs are queuing up to sign the £40m-rated Southampton teenager

Few people at Southampton will emerge from this season with their reputation intact, but Romeo Lavia most certainly will. In fact, the 19-year-old midfielder may even have enhanced his, despite the Saints’ relegation from the Premier League.

The Belgium international has made a big impact on the south coast following his £10 million (£12.5m) move from Manchester City last summer. In a struggling team, Lavia’s performances have been a rare source of encouragement for supporters and, accordingly, he is attracting attention from some of the country’s top clubs.

Liverpool, whom Southampton will face at St Mary’s on Sunday in their final game of the campaign, are among the admirers, with Lavia looking to end his first full campaign in senior football on a high, and underline his potential as a star of the future.

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