Newcastle United in advanced talks over Tino Livramento signing

Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of Southampton full-back Tino Livramento.

Tino Livramento (Southampton)

Southampton’s relegation from the Premier League could see them lose several players during this transfer window, with many being linked with moves away. Tino Livramento is one of those, with Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe believed to be an admirer of his talents.

The Toon Army are looking to sign the young full-back, despite him missing over a year of Premier League action following an ACL injury in April 2022. The 20-year-old only returned to full fitness right at the end of this past campaign, making just two substitute appearances in the Premier League as a result.

Yet, Newcastle are reportedly in advanced talks with Southampton over a potential deal for Livramento. Negotiations are ongoing, with the two clubs still some way apart from agreeing on a fee. The Saints are hoping to receive a fee of around £30m—double what Newcastle are looking to pay for the full-back’s services.

Tino Livramento would be a sound long-term investment for Newcastle

Livramento arrived at Southampton from Chelsea for just £5m in the summer of 2021. He made 28 appearances in what turned out to be his breakthrough campaign in the Premier League, in which he scored a goal and bagged two assists.

The England under-21 international has a contract until 2026 at Southampton but relegation from the Premier League last season determines that the youngster will leave. Newcastle are looking to take advantage of the Saints’ status and sign Livramento.

With a gruelling 2023-24 season on the cards following the return of Champions League football to St James’ Park, Newcastle are going to need some strength in depth if they want to compete in all competitions. Having already secured the exciting signing of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan, they are trying hard to close the deal for Livramento.

Capable of operating in both full-back positions, Livramento will add cover and competition for Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn and Matt Targett. Harrison Ashby is likely to be loaned out during this transfer window amid interest from Championship clubs, while a decision will be made on Emil Krafth’s future after he fully recovers from an ACL injury.

The Magpies will play in Europe’s most elite competition next term and that should appeal to Livramento, who is too good to play in the Championship after his eye-catching displays for the Saints during 2021-22. He is only 20 and has a long way to go in his career, so Newcastle would do a fantastic job by signing the English full-back from Southampton.

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