Livramento joins Newcastle

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe. Photo by Shutterstock.

Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Tino Livramento from Southampton in a £32million deal.

The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Magpies and becomes manager Eddie Howe’s third summer signing, following the earlier arrivals of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan and Harvey Barnes from Leicester City.

Livramento watched Newcastle in action at St James’ Park yesterday, when they faced Spanish side Villarreal in a pre-season friendly.

The young full-back told Newcastle’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 for the games over the weekend; even though they were friendlies, there were so many fans and they were still so loud so I can’t wait to see what it feels 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 like it suits me as a player. And with how well the team did last season, the trajectory that we’re on now, I’m just looking forward to being a part of that.

“And to be able to learn from Kieran Trippier is another big thing for me; hopefully he teaches me how to become a better player and a better full-back.”

Eddie Howe said: “Tino is a very talented young player with an exciting future ahead of him so we are delighted to sign him.

“At 20, he already has lots of attributes that I admire but he also has the potential and drive to really grow with this team. I’m looking forward to working with him and to seeing him develop in a Newcastle shirt.”