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?