Aston Villa target Valentino Livramento has been training with Chelsea’s Under-16 side, according to reliable reporter Adam Newson.
The Lowdown: Livramento links
Villa were linked with a move for the 18-year-old last month. Goal suggested that a move to Villa Park was a viable option, however, AC Milan also made contact with the Englishman.
He registered 10 assists in just 26 games for the Blues’ youth side last season, however, it now seems his future is up in the air.
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The Latest: Newson’s post
According to Newson, Chelsea’s correspondent for Football London, Livramento’s future in London is uncertain.
Here is what Newson posted on Twitter regarding Livramento and two other Chelsea youngsters, claiming they have been training with the club’s Under-16s.
“Understand Tino Livramento, Lewis Bate and Myles Peart-Harris ended up training with the Under-16s yesterday as the Dev Squad and Under-18s were in Scotland for pre-season friendlies. Their Chelsea futures remain uncertain.”
The Verdict: Time for Villa to swoop?
With Livramento demoted to train with the Under-16’s, now could be the perfect time to swoop.
The club could possibly persuade him with a more direct route to first-team football, as Villa’s only senior right-backs on the books at this moment in time are Matty Cash and Frederic Guilbert, compared to Chelsea’s three high-profile right-backs.
Villa may well have to battle Milan for Livramento, should they still be keen, but it could turn out to be a shrewd move in the long run.
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