Southampton have captured the signature of Chelsea young defender Tino Livramento on a five-year contract.
The 18-year-old moves to Saints after being crowned Chelsea's Academy Player of the Year, starring for a Blues’ Under-23s side that finished second in Premier League 2.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl said: “I am very pleased we have been able to secure Tino’s signing.
“He is one of the best young players in his position in the country and there were a lot of clubs who were interested in signing him, but finally he chose to join us.
“I think he has made a very good choice, and this will be an excellent place for him to continue his development and hopefully reach his full potential.
“He is very much in line with the profile of player we want and I think he will adapt very well to our system and methods. To be around the first team of Chelsea at his age speaks about his ability.”
Tino Livramento said: “I've been discussing with my dad about what we thought was best for my future. We felt like this was the right time for it to happen and for me to move on.