Who is Tino Livramento? The Southampton sensation who Chelsea have a £25m buyback option on

Martin Macdonald
Tino Livramento is set to leave Chelsea for Brighton

Chelsea may already be regretting losing 18-year-old starlet Tino Livramento as the right-back has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season for Southampton.

Livramento left Chelsea, with whom he spent 12 years as a youth team player, for just £5 million this past summer.

So what do we know about him?

What position does Tino Livramento play?

Livramento features as a right wing-back or a right midfielder.

How old is Tino Livramento?

Livramento was born on 12 November 2002, making him 18 years old.

How good is Tino Livramento?

Livramento was Chelsea's Academy Player of the Year for 2020/21 which can't really be underestimated as the Blues have a plethora of talent in their youth squads.

As a wing-back, he is expected to contribute both in defence and attack, and he does so.

In his last full season with the Chelsea youth team he recorded an impressive 13 assists and three goals in 26 appearances.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised Livramento and fellow youth player Tino Anjorin.

“I love the academy boys. We have Anjorin and Livramento regularly joining training. The academy has outstanding quality.

"Every club who has young guys constantly coming in making it, it creates a bond in the club and supporters.”

Livramento joined Chelsea's youth ranks as an Under-9 and steadily progressed through the age groups.

The 18-year-old opted to leave Chelsea this past summer in search of first-team football, joining Southampton for £5m.

He made an excellent start to the season, scoring in the 2-2 draw with Burnley on October 23 at St Mary's.

What clubs are interested in Tino Livramento?

According to Goal, RB Leipzig, Milan and Brighton were interested in Livramento in addition to Southampton.

The player thought long and hard about his future but ultimately believd he would not be give the opportunities at first-team level at Chelsea, at least not anytime soon.

The Blues already hadReece James, Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi who can play in his wing-back role.

However, the decision to pursue Inter star Achraf Hakimi, a specialised wing-back, for €70m, is thought to be a major contributing factor in Livramento's decision to leave.

When does Livramento's contract expire?

Livramento's contract expires in the summer of 2026.

It is understood that Chelsea have a buyback clause worth £25m, which will allow them to bring Livramento back to the club.

What is Tino Livramento’s Instagram?

Livramento's Instagram has 47k followers as of October 2021.