Fernandinho sends message to former Man City teammate Lavia after first Southampton goal

The Brazilian was one of the first to congratulate Lavia on a night to remember for the young midfielder

Former Manchester City star Fernandinho has taken to social media on Tuesday evening, to send a message to a one-time Sky Blues teammate.

The player in question? Romeo Lavia.

For those not aware, Lavia, a summer arrival at St. Maryโ€™s Stadium, was back in action a short time ago.

Despite his tender years, the highly-regarded Belgian youth international was afforded his 5th successive start to open the campaign, as Southampton played host to Chelsea in a Premier League clash.

And what a night it proved for Lavia.

En route to an eventual 2-1 triumph for Ralph Hasenhuttlโ€™s troops, the 18-year-old pulled his side level just shy of the half-hour mark, courtesy of a fine right-footed strike from the edge of the penalty area:

This marked Laviaโ€™s first goal as a professional player, on the back of his move to Englandโ€™s south coast from Manchester City earlier this summer.

And, as alluded to above, amongst those most keen to send a message of congratulations to the midfielder post-match was an ex-teammate, in the form of Fernandinho.

Taking to his official Twitter account a short time ago, Brazilian icon Fernandinho unveiled the following post:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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