Hull City have confirmed the signing of Tottenham midfielder, Jake Livermore, after the midfielder signed a three-year deal with the club.
Livermore spent last season on loan at Hull and clearly impressed enough to convince Steve Bruce to bring him in on a permanent deal.
After completing the deal, Livermore told reporters: “I’m delighted to be joining Hull City on a permanent basis.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my season here on loan and I firmly believe that this club will keep on going from strength to strength. I made my feelings known that I wanted to come here permanently and once the two clubs had agreed the fee, it was very straightforward.”
Club record fee
Livermore made 41 appearances for the club last term, scoring three goals and providing six assists. The club did not reveal how much they had paid to land their man, but it is known that it is a club record and thought to be somewhere in the region of £6.5million – which trumps the previous record of £6million paid for Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.
Despite clashing with the Hull support, due to his attempts to change the club’s name to Hull City Tigers, owner Assem Allam’s willingness to splash the cash will surely please the fans – having broken the club’s record transfer fee four times since their return to the top flight.
Hull look to improve
Livermore is the first summer signing for the Tigers, as they look to improve on a 16th placed finish in their first season back in the Premier League. Hull will also be featuring in the Europa league, after reaching the FA Cup final, and will need to bolster their ranks in preparation for the extra games.
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