The Saints, who have also signed Dynel Simeu from the Blues this summer, beat off competition from Manchester City, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion from England as well as European sides AC Milan, RB Leipzig and Monaco.
It’s expected that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will pay around £5 million for the 18-year-old, who signs a five-year contract.
It’s also reported that there are buy-back and sell-on clauses included in the deal.
Tino Livramento Joins Southampton From Chelsea
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 2, 2021
A Good Signing for Southampton
The Saints have been looking for a back-up full-back who is able to play in a number of positions. It’s a role that Hasunhuttl has been keen to fill during this summer window.
Livramento can play as either a more traditional full-back or as a wing-back and is capable of doing this on both sides of the pitch.
The teenager will provide cover for the more experienced Kyle Walker-Peters as well as new signing Romain Perraud, who joined from French side Brest earlier this summer.
According to The Athletic’s Dan Sheldon, there were times since talks started back in March that Southampton doubted whether they could pull this deal off. Livramento was being looked at by some top clubs not just in the Premier League but abroad too.
It’s said that the club spent around three days convincing the player to join and that he now believes Southampton will be a good club for him where he’ll get a shot at playing first-team football.
Livramento was yet to make his senior debut for Chelsea but had made appearances on the substitutes bench for the games against Arsenal and Manchester City last season.
He did, though, make 20 appearances for the U23 side during the last campaign.