Arsenal want £14m Premier League star, Paul Scholes says he has so much potential

Arsenal are reportedly considering signing Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia this summer, with Paul Scholes saying the player has “so much potential” and can’t understand why Manchester City allowed the teenager to leave.

The 19-year-old Lavia last summer £14 millionSince then he has impressed in the Premier League’s biggest club with 20 appearances in all competitions for the Saints. Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested.

mail It is claimed that Arsenal are now also eyeing the Belgium U21 star, who has only played two senior games for City. It’s unclear how much Lavia will cost. City do have a buy-back clause, while his contract with the Saints runs until 2027.

Scholes was impressed with Lavia earlier this season. according to mail, Scholes told BT Sport he was surprised City let him go. He outlined all of Lavia’s strengths — as well as his enormous potential.

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“I was surprised when Manchester City let him go, I think he has enough potential, he’s only 18 years old, maybe hold him back a little bit. He’s a player with potential, he could go back, but he’s adapted well. very good.

“He has passing in his dressing room, he’s big and strong and likes to defend. He doesn’t want to push too much forward, but sits in front of the back four and plays from there,” Scholes said earlier this season. say sometime.

Arsenal considering Lavia, Scholes says he has big potential

The Gunners have plenty of midfielders at their disposal. Thomas Partey was Lavia’s first choice, while Jorginho was brought to the club as a substitute. Such a move has seen Albert Sambi Lokonga loaned to Crystal Palace.

In front of the holding midfielder, Arsenal has Xhaka, Odegaard, Vieira and so on. But Lavia is best at playing Partey’s role on the front line of defense. Arsenal are well stocked there with Partey, Jorginho and Lokonga.

So, do they really need him – now that Jorginho has joined? Mikel Arteta may want a young player who can step in and eventually overtake Partey and Jorginho. However, Lavia has now gotten a taste of the first team.

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