Jake Livermore has been the centre of speculation over the past number of days. It has been reported that he will leave during the month, either on loan to the end of the season or sold, but today comes news that he will be joining up with Queen’s Park Rangers until the end of the season. This rumour makes sound sense – it would provide Livermore with regular first team football in the Premier League and he would be working with Harry Redknapp who gave him his opportunity last season with Spurs where he played regularly making 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring once in the Europa League. Such a move would be beneficial to Livermore and widen his experience in a team battling against relegation.
Andre Villas-Boas did confirm at today’s press conference that Livermore could go out on loan.
Confusion at Andre Villas-Boas’ Press Conference
Gary Jacob, the Times journalist, tweeted quotes from Andre Villas-Boas’ press conference today. The quotes however, rather than clarifying anything tend to add to the confusion which surrounds football during any transfer period.
Asked about signing Leandro Damiao, Villas-Boas responded positively on the subject as the tweet shows,
Thfc AVB on damiao “extremely likely that we going to sign him”
When speaking about Emmanuel Adebayor going to the African Cup of Nations, among other comments on the issue which he does not seem best pleased about, he said,
Thfc Avb :” if defoe injured leaves us in vulnerable position without Adebayor. Highly unlikely that we do anything”
All of that leaves us asking the question, “Are we or are we not going to sign a striker?”
Could it be Tottenham?
The media in Spain has reported that the Sevilla President has travelled to London to conclude a deal for the club’s striker, Alvaro Negredo, to transfer to a club in the Premier League. Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal have all expressed a previous interest in the player. There are no details about which club Sevilla are negotiating with at this time.
Negrado is keen to come to England and with Sevilla in financial difficulties a deal for around £15 million could be completed quite quickly. Negrado is 27 years of age and since 2007, he has scored 97 goals in 229 matches in all competitions in Spain and European competition. He has made 12 appearances for Spain and has scored 6 goals.
The Daily Mirror confirmed that the Sevilla President arrived in London today.
The Daily Mail online are now reporting he is to sign for Tottenham.
Could Adebayor going to the African Cup of Nations have renewed Tottenham’s interest in the striker?