This 28-Year-Old Midfielder Would Give Newcastle Much Needed Experience

If Rafa Benitez wants to increase the Premier League experience of his squad, then he could do worse than sign West Brom central midfielder Jake Livermore who will likely be in the England squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Rafa wanted more experienced Premier League players last summer but stubborn owner Mike Ashley did not oblige.

But as the season has progressed our young team has become better and more experienced – so that’s good.

Even though West Brom have struggled a lot this term, Livermore has had a good season.

England International Jake Livermore

The news is that Aston Villa and Newcastle United have been linked with trying to sign the 28-year-old this summer.

And unless Villa are promoted from the Championship via the playoff this season, it’s difficult to see the 28-year-old joining them this summer.

Certainly Jake would add some much-needed experience to the side, and we were linked with this player last summer too.

He has played over 170 Premier League games for Tottenham, Hull City, and West Brom combined.

Rafa is expected to bring in another central midfielder this summer, and it will depend on the transfer fee and what Rafa is looking for that will determine if Jake is really a Newcastle target this summer.

We will be linked with many many players this summer – so nothing new there.

Jake has played 32 times for West Brom this season and has 7 England caps.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    If Bertrand and Livermore came to the Toon they can kiss goodbye to their England careers.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ll spare the repost but not sure how many threads went by. Any thoughts.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Add Lascelles and Shelvey to the equation, do you really think the FA would take 4 Toon players????

  • Spoof

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    on previous thread, not sure that Rafa would want to spend that much on a 28 yr old when he has the reliable Paul Dummett there, I would have thought a younger and cheaper back up who could be nurtured would be what Rafa would go for.

  • TyneMouth

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #5

    I find it strange that so many fans are posting comments sympathetic towards Mike Ashley.

    The comments seem to fall into two points of view, first the ‘better the devil your know’ cliché, and secondly the simply ludicrous opinion that in spite of ignoring Rafa’s advice, and transfer strategies, the club has survived.

    Henry Ford once said that “if a business existed simply to make money, it is a poor business!”

    Football is not simply a ‘business.’ It’s primarily a sport, in general it’s part of the entertainment industry. In regional terms it reflects local affection and cultural identity. As Bill Shankley once said, “It’s not a question of life or death, it’s more important than that!”

    The last eleven years under Ashley, (what an vile image that brings to mind) have been a complete waste of time. We have endured more than our fair share of incompetent management, broken promises, downright lies, and broken dreams. Enough is enough.

    Ashley, be on your way, quickly…

  • TheJimBelow

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6


    Excellently put.
    Couldn’t possibly agree more dude!!!!!

  • TheJimBelow

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    I was prompted by a neutral friend to theoretically pick a player or three from the (likely) relegated sides for us, immediately answered Rondón. Seen a few others mention him recently too.
    Genuinely think he’d fit our team and style.
    Can’t get Zaha out of my head, and Palace ain’t safe although it really is looking like current bottom 3 will be it.
    Are bums still too squeaky to think about this lads orrrrrrrr are we accepting safety???
    Maybe after we beat Arsenal on Sunday…
    (I’ll come back once we’ve beaten West Brom)

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Mail I’ve seen your post ‘re Ritchies quote. Not sure there’s much in it other than him tapping into the humour we all found when Mitro near strangled Gayle.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    The last thing Rafa said on the topic was, “we are working on it”.
    Make as little or as much as you like on that!

  • Spellcheck

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    No thanks.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Lol papers have been smoking what jail has been last night lol. £25m for a left, jake Livermore. Think we’ll be reported to be in for cattermole next.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Check out blackpool highlights on sky. They haven’t posted it up on their YouTube site yet. Longstaffs goal was another belter.

  • Jib

    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #13

    According to HITC Rafa was the manager
    (while at Chelsea) that gave
    his first break in footy which makes us favourites to sign him

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 11, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #14

    No thanks, Hayden has potential to be better and isn’t far behind now. Plus we don’t want cokeheads that hijack taxis in the B&W and I’m sure neither does Rafa. Non-starter.

  • Phil K

    Apr 11, 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Sod off – one of the taxi tossers ? And one of the reasons WBA are in the mess they’re in
    Remember Pardew took them to Spain for an undeserved break and were told NOT to go out so they did and four of them stole a taxi from the driver. Pardew again showed faith, they showed arrogance and disgusting attitude and contempt for everyone but themselves
    Also fond of diving into the crowd to attack supporters.
    I wouldn’t have him anywhere near a black and white shirt

  • marshy

    Apr 11, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #16

    No thanks, we have better already ….


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