By Umar Yunusa
Chelsea have confirmed that their defender, Tino Livramento, has left the club to join Southampton on a permanent move.
Chelsea disclosed this in a statement via their website on Monday ahead of their UEFA Super Cup final tie with Villarreal on August 11.
The statement partly read, “Academy defender Tino Livramento has today completed a permanent move to
“We would like to thank Tino for his efforts and wish him well for the future.”
Livramento joined Chelsea’s Under-9 and settled into the right-back position as he progressed through the ages.
He played a key part in Chelsea’s run to the FA Youth Cup final in the 2019/20 campaign as he started every game while also featuring on seven occasions for Andy Myers’s title-winning development squad.
The 18-year-old scored his first goal in a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
His efforts were rewarded with a place on the bench for senior games against Manchester City and Arsenal towards the end of the campaign, while he was also named the Academy Player of the Year.