Chelsea’s latest transfer mistake has been laid bare by Southampton striker Theo Walcott, who believes the club shouldn’t have let Tino Livramento leave.
The Blues put a buy-back clause in the agreement with the Saints, and triggering it could solve another massive issue at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea sold the 19-year-old to Southampton for just £5million this summer after he struggled to break through into the senior ranks at Stamford Bridge.
But Livramento has been a revelation on the south coast.
He’s been ever-present for the Saints in the Premier League this season and has even managed to rack up a goal and an assist during his 11 games so far.
And former England ace Walcott has insisted that Chelsea made a mistake allowing the talented teenager to leave – and even compared him to his old Saints team-mate, Gareth Bale.
“I’m amazed Southampton picked him up from Chelsea. It’s a great buy and hopefully, we can keep hold of him because I’m sure teams will be sniffing around him,” Walcott told talkSPORT.