Newcastle United sign Southampton defender Tino Livramento on five-year deal

Tino Livramento

The England Under-21 international has joined the Magpies after the two clubs agreed a reported fee which could rise to around £35million.

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Southampton defender Tino Livramento for an undisclosed fee.

The England Under-21 international has agreed a five-year deal with the Magpies after the two clubs agreed a reported fee that could rise to £35m.

Livramento told the club’s official website: “I’m really excited to have signed for Newcastle United and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans.

“I was here at the weekend for the games; even though they were friendly, there were so many fans and they were still so loud, so I can’t wait to see what it’s like to play in front of them in a Premier League or Champions League game.

“The way the manager plays football is really attractive and I feel it suits me as a player. And with how well the team did last season, the trajectory we’re on now, I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has now added three new players to his squad this summer following the arrivals of Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali from AC Milan and winger Harvey Barnes from Leicester.

Livramento, 20, who signed a five-year deal when he joined Southampton from Chelsea for £5m in August 2021, missed all but the last two games of last season due to an ACL injury he suffered in April 2022.

He returned to action in May, making two substitute appearances in Southampton’s last two Premier League games before they were relegated.

Newcastle will play Champions League football next season after finishing fourth in Howe’s first full campaign.

Howe added: “Tino is a very talented young player with an exciting future ahead of him so we are delighted to have signed him.

“At 20, he already has a lot of qualities that I admire, but he also has the potential and desire to really grow with this team. I look forward to working with him and his development in a Newcastle shirt.”

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