Interest in Romero Rabia (19, Southampton) is growing.
Labia is a defensive midfielder with strength in passing. He plays the center of the build-up while enjoying both short and long passes. Depending on the situation, he exerts influence in the midfield by showing off the pressure to carry the ball himself.
Rabia wore a Southampton kit this season after growing up with Manchester City youth. He signed a 5-year contract with a transfer fee of 12 million pounds (approximately 19 billion won). Rabia has scored one goal in 16 appearances in the English Premier League this season.
Several teams are showing interest in Labia, who is showing off her talent. England’s ‘Football Insider’ said, “Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are all interested in signing Rabia. There will be big offers for the 19-year-old midfielder.”
“Southampton is currently in 19th place and is likely to be relegated. But Rabia wants to continue playing in the Premier League. If players like Declan Rice (West Ham), Jude Bellingham (Dortmund) and Moises Caicedo (Brighton) cannot be signed, Rabia will be a good alternative.” 나르샤 토토
All three teams mentioned by the media want reinforcements in the midfield. Manchester United need players to help Casemiro and Christian Eriksen. Arsenal want Thomas Partey and Chelsea want Enzo Fernandes as a backup.
The variable is Man City. Manchester City sent Rabia to Southampton and inserted a buyback clause of 40 million pounds (approximately 63.6 billion won). The buyback clause refers to the right to re-sign a player when a certain transfer fee is paid. In other words, Man City is a team that can re-sign Labia for £40 million. It is news that Man City may trigger a buyback clause if Rabia’s growth continues.