Martin Keown praised Arsenal transfer target Romeo Lavia’s impressive delivery during Southampton’s 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. He helped create Che Adams’ goal.
Southampton pulled back a point from a home win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday. Pedro Polo (45’+1) broke the deadlock before the break. But Adams tied the Saints with just 47 seconds left in the second quarter after a Theo Walcott pitch.
Harry Kane (65 minutes) and Ivan Perisic (74 minutes) will restore the north London side’s lead at St Mary’s Stadium. However Walcott (77′) responded quickly to close the gap before James Ward-Prowse’s (90’+3) penalty ensured the tie. Pape Sarr fouls Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Arsenal target Romeo Lavia has Martin Keown impressed for Tottenham
Adams initially leveled Southampton after Lavia impressed Keown with a superb pass to bring Walcott on. The midfielder played the ball through a small gap between Perisic and Lenglet. That left Walcott unchallenged as Adams lurked to hit the ball from 6 yards.
“It was one of the best goals of the day,” Keown told the BBC final score. “[It was a] Romeo Lavia sent the ball into the path of Theo Walcott, who carried it into the box and Che Adams arrived first. Outside of his right foot, he has adapted very well. “
Mikel Arteta to target Southampton star this summer
Lavia’s passing for Theo Walcott against Tottenham showed an aspect of the Southampton star’s game that has seen Mikel Arteta turn his back this summer The transfer target is Arsenal.
this daily mail The Gunners boss is keeping an eye on the 19-year-old but could face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United, according to reports. The Stamford Bridge hierarchy have been scouting for a deal for the Belgian since his move from Manchester City to St Mary’s Stadium last summer.
Southampton pay citizens £10.5 millionadding £3.5m after riders and also awarding the teenager five years, £25,000 per week contract. But Arsenal have already expressed their interest in a move for Lavia, with Arteta interested in bolstering his engine room with the Southampton star.
Arsenal want to sign two midfielders at the start of the sale and want to take advantage of City’s £40m buy-back clause for Lavia, which only runs until 2024.but talk about sports It has also been reported that the Saints will be looking to sell the youngster for more than £50m following Chelsea’s interest.
The Blues are hoping to sign Lavia within weeks of his arrival on the south coast last year. Athletic Chelsea had reportedly offered £50m before deadline day. But the Blues could now face rivals from Arsenal if they again target Lavia’s move from Southampton in the summer.
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