Romeo Lavia Chelsea salary, contract details, transfer fee, jersey number and net worth in 2023

Romeo Lavia Chelsea salary, contract details, transfer fee, jersey number and net worth in 2023

In a stunning back-and-forth between Liverpool and Chelsea, talented teenage defensive midfielder Romeo Lavia is set to bid adieu to Southampton as he decides to make his mark at Chelsea, know his salary and contract details

The 19-year-old, a graduate of the Manchester City Academy, finds himself at the center of a high-stakes negotiation, valued at a staggering $64 million (£50 million, €58 million), with the potential for additional performance-based bonuses.

Romeo Lavia Chelsea salary, contract details, transfer fee, jersey number, net worth in 2023

Lavia’s journey in the English soccer scene has been nothing short of remarkable. Having initially moved from Manchester City to Southampton in a transfer deal worth $18 million (£14 million, €16 million).

He quickly established himself as a shining light in a challenging season for Southampton, culminating in their relegation from the Premier League. 

The transfer saga surrounding Lavia has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, marked by fierce competition among top clubs and lucrative offers.

According to Sacha Tavolieri, Lavia’s contract with Chelsea spans seven years, with the potential for an additional year extension. While the specifics of his salary under this new contract remain undisclosed, the decision to choose Chelsea over Premier League rivals Liverpool was heavily influenced by the improved personal terms offered by Chelsea.

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Interestingly, Liverpool, known for their propensity to draw talent from Southampton, was initially in contention to sign Lavia. At the start of the summer, they had aimed to secure his services for $57 million.

However, Liverpool’s subsequent attempt to hijack the deal with a bid of $76 million (£59 million, €69 million) was ultimately in vain, as Lavia remained committed to his choice of Chelsea due to the more favorable contractual terms.

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This transfer is not without financial implications for other clubs. Manchester City, who had a buy-back clause on Lavia, stands to gain $13 million from this transaction. 

Southampton, the club Lavia is leaving behind, secured a significant transfer fee of up to £58 million ($73.7 million), with the Blues paying £53 million upfront and an additional £5 million in performance-related add-ons. Lavia’s net worth is estimated to be £2.2 million in 2023.

The Belgium youngster, who had joined the Southampton team during the summer of 2022, secured a contract for five years and in this arrangement, he was earning $32,000 every week, adding up to an annual total of about $1.65 million while being a part of Southampton but his Chelsea salary isn’t known.

According to The Athletic, Boehly is introducing a new wage system and it will see younger players offered lower base salaries with performance incentive bonuses.

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While the number 4 is available at Chelsea, Caicedo is expected to stick with the 25 shirt he wore for Brighton. As for Lavia he might also fancy continuing with the 45 shirt.

As Lavia settles into his new surroundings at Stamford Bridge, he brings with him the experience of 29 Premier League starts for Southampton in the previous season. 

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