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Romeo Lavia Nears Southampton Switch, Manchester City Happy with Fee

Another departure.

Atletico Madrid v Manchester City Quarter Final Leg Two - UEFA Champions League Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Romeo Lavia is nearing a switch to Southampton as Manchester City is happy with the latest offer and will include a buyback clause.

The fee is nice and City are still looking for Kalvin Phillips to sign on officially so this deal with a buy back clause makes a ton of sense.

Lavia is a talented prospect but he needs playing time City just don’t have for him. This is why as City’s squad shuffles, Pep Guardiola will be keen to have a tight roster where the ones who play understand his system perfectly.

We’ll see if this gamble pays off.