Transfer market expert Fabricio Romano predicted that there is a high possibility that Chelsea’s desire to sign Belgian defensive midfielder Romeo Rabia (19, Southampton) this summer will become a reality.
In an interview with British media Give Me Sports on the 21st, Romano said, “Rabia is the wonder kid that Chelsea loves.” He was a person who had a (significant) influence on the signing of the contract between Youth Haeng and Southampton.”
A holding midfielder born in 2004, Rabia started his football career in 2012 at the age of eight with Anderlecht Youth in Belgium. After nine years in Belgium, he focused on improving his skills, and in 2020, he made a turning point by making a new nest with Man City Youth.
The following year, he was called up to the Manchester City first team and made his professional debut in the English Professional Football League Cup. However, he failed to gain the trust of manager Pep Guardiola, who was stingy in nurturing prospects, and changed his uniform to Southampton in July of last year.
The two transfers are close enough that both directors of Shields and Chelsea are involved. Romano also hinted, “The person who designed Ravia’s career up to this point is Shields. The ‘link’ between Chelsea and Ravia is not awkward news.”
The British media Cut Offside said, “Chelsea, which has suffered severe ups and downs this year, is uncertain about renewing the contract and needs resources to replace N’Golo Kante (third line), which has shown signs of aging. Given the confirmed circumstances of Southampton, the possibility of a transfer is strong,” he explained.
Rabia recorded 1 goal and 1 assist in 31 official games this season. He is regarded as a holding midfielder who is good at intercepting and defending the ball.
Since last February, when news of Southampton’s relegation predictions began to appear, he has been mentioned as a prospect who is constantly receiving love calls from big clubs. Central midfielder James Ward Prause, striker Che Adams, center back Muhammad Salisu, and winger Kamaldin Sulamana also appeared on the ground, but the concentration towards Rabia was superior in terms of the number of interested clubs and expected transfer fee.
In the ranking of ransoms born in 2004 announced last month by Germany’s Transfermarkt, it ranked fourth with 25 million euros (approximately 35.6 billion won). He stood shoulder to shoulder with supernovas around the world, such as Pablo Gavi (Barcelona), Yusupa Mukoko (Borussia Dortmund), and Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United).메이저사이트
Southampton, heading to the next season’s championship (second division), has four years left on the contract with Rabia. According to local reports, the will to receive at least 30 million euros (approximately 42.8 billion won) is strong, but the possibility of realization is unknown.