Chelsea academy product compared to young Gareth Bale

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Chelsea academy graduate Tino Livramento left the club during the summer transfer window as he joined Southampton on a cheap fee, with Chelsea inserting a buyback clause of £25m in his deal.

Livramento has been in massive form since signing up for Southampton, and the 19-year-old who was seen as a top talent during his time at Chelsea, has impressed massively for the Saints.

Livramento has grown in performance, and Southampton star Theo Walcott has compared the left-back to Gareth Bale.

“You can just see he’s got an aura about him around the place,” Walcott told talkSPORT of Livramento.

“He’s changed completely which is really nice to see when you get a bit more confidence playing, he’s not as shy and timid around the place he’s got a bit more of a presence.

“It just shows that there’s a future star there but again we need to be careful as we always do but its why we love football isn’t it? I can’t complain, he’s been absolutely fantastic.”

“Do you know what, he reminds me a little bit of Gareth when he came through as a full-back,” Walcott added.

“That’s a big statement of course to compare him to someone like that but just feel like his presence and the way he drives and the pace and the power and it’s no surprises that you know what he’s going to do.

“He’s so strong with the ball and very clever and technically he is fantastic.”

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