Old video of Kevin De Bruyne talking about Romeo Lavia resurfaces, it's gone viral
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An old video of Kevin De Bruyne talking up Romeo Lavia has resurfaced online ahead of the star midfielder's proposed move to Chelsea.
The Reds have an agreement worth in the region of £60 million for the 19-year-old, but the player has made it clear he wants a switch to Stamford Bridge.
Despite signing Moises Caicedo for a whopping £115 million from Brighton, the club also want to sign the Belgium international.
It's claimed they are in advanced talks with the Saints over a deal for Lavia, with personal terms not expected to be a problem.
According to De Bruyne, Chelsea are on the verge of acquiring a 'very good' player, who has the potential to be a 'top player'.
Asked about Lavia, he told Play Sports: "He [Lavia] is very good. He's been training with us since the end of last year. If he continues his development, I think he'll be a top player."
High praise from De Bruyne, who is widely regarded as the best midfielder in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola also spoke glowingly about Lavia as he shared De Bruyne's admiration for the teenage starlet.
"I am really impressed with what Romeo has done and is doing," the Manchester City boss admitted. "We had, and we have, an incredible opinion about him.
"We thought to keep him, but maybe he would not (get) enough minutes like he has in Southampton."
Lavia made two cup appearances for the Blues before transferring to the St Mary's Stadium outfit.
Last season, he played 29 league matches as he enhanced his reputation as a budding star.
Per De Bruyne and Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino is set to call upon the services of a very talented player.