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Southampton Full-Back Is Keen On A Move To Newcastle United: Should Howe Launch A Move?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Daily Mail stated that Southampton full-back Tino Livramento is keen on a move to Newcastle United this summer. It is believed that the English sensation is open to a switch to St. James’ Park during this summer transfer period.

Livramento’s Injury-Plagued Season In The Premier League

Livramento experienced a difficult season at St. Mary’s Stadium as he missed a lot of games for the Saints due to injury. The English right-back failed to score or create a goal for Southampton after making just two appearances for them in the previous campaign.

The 20-year-old has made a total of 34 senior appearances for the Saints thus far, finding the back of the net once and securing two assists in the process across various competitions.

Livramento is under contract at Southampton until the summer of 2026. However, the south-coast club’s relegation could open the door for Newcastle to land him in this off-season.

Tino Livramento
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 20: Tino Livramento of Southampton in action during the Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium on March 20, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Should Newcastle United Head Coach Eddie Howe Launch A Move For Livramento?

Livramento is a good tackler of the ball and can time his challenges well to secure the ball back inside his half when he is playing regularly on the field. He usually clears the danger when required and can even create the odd chance for his teammates from the right flank. The English defender is primarily a right-back but can also function as a right-sided wide player if told to do so by his manager.

At the moment, Livramento is in dire need of more playing opportunities so that he can get his career back on track at the highest level. Newcastle boss Eddie Howe doesn’t have the luxury to offer him a regular starting spot at St. James’ Park next season.

However, there is no denying that the English talent would be an ideal understudy to Kieran Trippier at the Tyneside club in the coming years. At 20, he has got a bright future ahead of him. Hence, it makes sense for Howe to launch a move to bring Livramento to Tyneside during this summer transfer period. However, there are some serious concerns over his recent injury record which makes him a risky option for the Magpies this summer.

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