In a recent report, The Telegraph mentioned that Newcastle United are in advanced talks to recruit Southampton full-back Tino Livramento this summer. It has been stated that the Magpies are eager to bring the English talent to Tyneside before the end of this transfer window.
Livramento’s Injury-Plagued Season At Southampton
Livramento endured a tough campaign with the Saints as he missed most of it due to injury. The gifted talent made just two appearances for Southampton in the league last season but failed to find the back of the net or create a goal for them.
The English sensation has made 34 senior appearances for the English outfit so far, netting one goal and picking up a couple of assists on all fronts.
His current contract at St. Mary’s Stadium will run out in the summer of 2026. Therefore, Newcastle United will have to make a big offer if they are serious about signing Livramento this summer despite Southampton’s relegation recently.
Is Livramento The Right Fit For Newcastle United Head Coach Eddie Howe?
Livramento is a good tackler of the ball and usually works his socks off for his team on the defensive third of the pitch. He can even make some driving runs with the ball on the right flank. However, injuries have derailed his progress at the St. Mary’s Stadium over the past 12 months.
The English sensation needs a regular run of games to build his confidence back up in the upcoming campaign. However, Newcastle won’t have the luxury to offer him a first-team spot at St. James’ Park next season as Kieran Trippier remains Eddie Howe’s first choice for the right-back position.
Still, there is no denying that Livramento would be an ideal backup to Trippier at the Tyneside club and could help the Magpies compete across all competitions in the coming years. At 20, the future is quite promising for the gifted full-back as long as he continues to develop his game with each campaign.
Therefore, he would be a great fit for Howe’s needs at the moment as the Newcastle boss looks to build a strong squad capable of challenging in both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League next season.