Romeo Lavia: New Chelsea signing gives 3 reasons for snubbing Liverpool

Romeo Lavia reveal reasons for snubbing Liverpool || Credit: Chelsea/X || created by Stephen

Romeo Lavia: New Chelsea signing gives 3 reasons for snubbing Liverpool

Stephen Oladehinde 15:26 - 18.08.2023

Romeo Lavia has revealed the reasons why he snubbed Liverpool and signed for London club Chelsea.

Only days after signing Moises Caicedo, the Blues, who were eager to improve their midfield options this summer, finalised a £58 million deal for Lavia on Friday.

The Belgian international signed a seven-year contract with Chelsea after completing his medical.

Before signing with Chelsea, Liverpool were close to bringing him to Anfield after Southampton accepted their bid.

However, Lavia chose Chelsea over Liverpool after the Blues swooped in with a convincing offer to Southampton for the Belgian.

Lavia has now spoken about his transfer to Chelsea and why he chose the Blues over the Reds.

Romeo Lavia signs for Chelsea || Credit: Chelsea/X
Romeo Lavia signs for Chelsea || Credit: Chelsea/X

Reasons why Lavia chose Chelsea

1. Chelsea have a better project 

Lavia has said that he chose Chelsea over Liverpool due to the Blue having a better project than the Reds.

The Chelsea new signing was convinced by the project sold to him by his new manager Mauricio Pochettino.

He believed that the project will make him a better player than he is now which is why he picked Chelsea as his preferred destination.

2. Chelsea’s ambition

Chelsea’s ambition was another key point that enticed Lavia which made him pick the Blues over Liverpool.

Liverpool did not convince Romeo Lavia about the club's future project but Chelsea’s project looked more attractive.

He made a big decision on his future and picked Chelsea where he feels their project is good enough for his growth.

3. Chelsea’s recent history

The 19-year-old had his first interview after signing for Chelsea and he said the Blues have a better project than Liverpool.

Lavia said according to reports from Daily Mail, “I think the project and the ambitions of the club were key factors, but also the history behind it, so these three factors were determining my decision.”

Chelsea announce Lavia signing || Credit: Chelsea/X
Chelsea announce Lavia signing || Credit: Chelsea/X

Liverpool boast of 19 League titles and five Champions League trophies compared to Chelsea who have only six league titles and two Champions League trophies.

The Belgian star, though, finds Chelsea to be a more alluring alternative because they have won 11 titles since the year 2010 compared to Liverpool's seven.