The Blues new signing Romeo Lavia has revealed the reasons he chose Chelsea over LiverPool.
Chelsea has bolstered their midfield significantly with the signing of Lavis for a fee of £58million on Friday morning, just days after signing Moises Caicedo for a record fee.
The Belgian international signed a seven-year deal with the Blues after completing his medical on Thursday.
On completing his move to Chelsea Football Club, Romeo Lavia told Chelsea Official website:
“I’m really happy join Chelsea and be a part of this exciting project. It’s an amazing football club with a great history and I’m really excited to get started.
“I can’t wait to meet all my new team-mates and build a chemistry together to achieve great things together.”Via Chelsea website
Liverpool were in hot pursuit of the 19-year-old and submitted multiple offers to Southampton, only for Chelsea to come in and reach an agreement with the Saints.
However, Lavia has since explained his reasons for snubbing Liverpool club in favour of a move to Chelsea.
“I think the project and ambitions of the club were key factors, but also the history behind it,” Lavia added. “So, these three factors determined my decision.
“The players that we’ve signed are players that we’ve played against and I’ve thought, ‘wow these players are good’, so be able to work with them is a great feeling. I think we’re all young so it will be good to make each other better.
“I know Diego Moreira from young. I spoke to Wesley Fofana as well, he’s a good friend of mine. It seems to be a dressing room with a great vibe and i just wanted to be a part of it.”
“Mauricio Pochettino is a great manager. I think we all know what he’s done before and when I spoke to him he was pretty clear on what he wanted and the direction he wanted the team to go in. His energy matched with mine, so I’m really excited to start working with him.”