‘Bring him home’, ‘Great talent and just 19yo’ – Man City fans react as club plotting a move to re-sign £40m star


Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims the club is plotting a move for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.

Lavia was sold to St Mary’s from the Etihad before the start of this current season for a reported fee of £14m, with the youngster looking to develop with regular gametime away from the Citizens.

The 19-year-old Belgian has featured 18 times in the Premier League for Southampton so far this campaign, contributing one goal and being a regular fixture in a side that are looking to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Lavia is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs, who could pounce to seal a deal if Southampton are relegated from the top flight this season.

According to Football Insider, Manchester City are keeping close tabs on the 19-year-old going into the summer window.

Man City are thought to have a £40m buy-back clause in his current contract, so Pep Guardiola could easily bring him back to the Etihad if he wanted to.

The report shared on Twitter gathered a number of replies from a wide range of Man City supporters.

@ItsYanCity: “Wish this was true.”

@joey_banks: “A good plot. Bring him home.”

@J1rkaa161: “He is great talent and just 19yo.”

@City_champee: “Why did we sell him in the First place?”

@CT4YS0: “Awful business selling him in the first place.”

@HalalHaaland: “We shouldn’t have sold him 😭”

@city_enthusiast: “We shouldn’t have sold him in the first place. If we sell Phillips for at least 25m, we should be good to go”

@BelgiumFan2002: “Hé won’t come back if Philips is there, and Lavia needs minutes not be a benchwarmer.”

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