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Newcastle agree £40million deal with Southampton for Tino Livramento with Chelsea set for huge windfall

Newcastle have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of defender Tino Livramento, with the deal reportedly worth £40 million, including add-ons. This news comes after Southampton’s relegation from the Premier League, which has led to speculation about Livramento’s future.

Earlier reports indicated that Newcastle had made a £30 million offer for the 20-year-old, but it was rejected by Southampton. However, negotiations have progressed, and the new deal involves a £35 million fee plus an additional £5 million in add-ons. It’s worth noting that Livramento’s former club, Chelsea, will also receive 50% of the transfer fee as part of their sell-on clause.

Livramento, who began his career in Chelsea’s academy, made the move to Southampton on a permanent deal in 2021. He has since made 34 senior appearances for the Saints, primarily in his first season. Unfortunately, he suffered an ACL injury in April last year, which kept him out of action for several months. As a result, he only made two appearances in the 2022/23 campaign, contributing to Southampton’s relegation.

However, a move to Newcastle presents Livramento with the opportunity to return to Premier League football. Additionally, thanks to Newcastle’s top-four finish, he could potentially feature in the Champions League this season.

Livramento might not be the only player leaving Southampton for a significant fee this summer. West Ham, winners of the Europa Conference League, have shown interest in signing Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse. However, Southampton rejected West Ham’s latest bid of £30 million as they prepare for life in the Championship.

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On Tuesday 8th October, Newcastle United Football Club have agreed a £40million deal with Southampton for the transfer of defensive midfielder Tino Livramento.

The deal will see Newcastle United reinforce their midfield with the 25-year-old from Portugal, who has previously played for Sporting Lisbon and Benfica, before joining the Saints last summer.

Livramento is known for his strong defensive abilities, with his ability to change the pace of the game and break down the opposition’s attacks with his excellent reading of the game and interceptions. He also has a keen eye for an attacking opportunity or pass and can open up the play with precise passes into midfield or to the wings.

At the same time, Newcastle is set to make a huge profit for Southamton-linked Chelsea. The Blues had a buyback option in Livramento’s contract that entitles them to a percentage of any potential transfer fee involving the player, reported to be around £6m.

It is believed that Newcastle have agreed a five-year contract for Livramento and transfer fee will be spread across the duration of the contract. The strong defensive midfielder is the latest addition to Steve Bruce’s squad, with the new manager describing the Portuguese midfielder as “a top-level player who can make a significant contribution here.”

The transfer comes in the form of reported bad news for former Arsenal man Jack Wilshere, who looked set to join Newcastle and has now reportedly fallen out of favour with the manager.

Livramento’s move to Newcastle sees him joining a host of quality players at St. James’ Park, including the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson, and Andy Carroll.

The Portuguese midfielder is expected to make his debut for Newcastle United in Saturday’s Premier League Match against Wolves.

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