There is a possibility for Manchester City to re-sign Romeo Lavia from Southampton for a fee of £40 million, but they will have to wait for a buyback clause to become effective before they can do so
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have the option to buy back defensive midfielder Romeo Lavia from Southampton for £40 million, but the buyback clause will only activate in 2024.
Chelsea and Arsenal could go for Lavia
City may be able to secure the talented player at a lower price due to the clause, unless Arsenal or Chelsea, who are also interested, make a move for him this summer.
Last summer, Chelsea were interested in signing Lavia before he eventually joined Southampton.
Arsenal is also keeping an eye on the midfielder as they look to bolster their midfield, but they are also considering Moises Caicedo from Brighton.
Romeo Lavia was signed by Manchester City in 2020 from Anderlecht but then was transferred to Southampton on a five-year contract last July.
However, as Southampton are currently in danger of being relegated to the Championship, Lavia may leave the club to join another Premier League team.