Southampton star Tino Livramento is proving to be a hit with Fantasy Premier League players this season.
The 18-year-old has burst onto the Premier League scene after switching Chelsea for Saints during the summer transfer window and has already shown that he is a players of real potential.
Given his low price in game at £4.2m and ability to score consistent FPL points, players have seemingly noted him down as a bargain buy with 12% of all players having him in their teams – no less than 8.9% more players have him than Saints captain James Ward-Prowse (via fantasy.premierleague.com).
Livramento sits behind Alex McCarthy, Ward-Prowse and Adam Armstrong in terms of FPL points accumulated so far and has started every league game to date in 2021/22.
A Southampton player of real potential – virtually and in real life
Tino Livramento could have stayed with Chelsea during the summer. They clearly regard him as a top prospect and he could have just waited for his opportunity to break fully into the first-team fold.
However, the pressures for top clubs like Chelsea to win every game and have every players performing to the best of their ability means that chances so not come around very often for young players. That is why he took a move to Saints, who are renowned for working with young talent to develop them on and off the field.
He is now getting a great introduction to Premier League level football and this will be perhaps the most important stage of his career if he is to fulfil his sparkling potential.
An informative report from the Athletic’s Dan Sheldon on Thursday also revealed just how good the reported £5m deal is for Saints. Sheldon confirmed that no part of the transfer fee will be paid until next summer, whilst Chelsea’s buyback clause will net Saints a cool £33m in profit should Livramento return to Stamford Bridge at some point.