Livermore sale frees up money, and places for possible WC additions

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It looks like Mauricio Pochettino's rebuilding process at Tottenham is slowly getting going.

The Mail has reported that Pochettino has sanctioned the first exit from his new squad with the transfer of Jake Livermore to Hull City.

The England cap looks set to head to the KC Stadium permanently after an impressive season on loan at the Tigers last season, where the powerful midfielder made 36 appearances and scored 3 goals. 

Livermore had been eager to see who would take charge at White Hart Lane, and whether he would have a role in the first team of the new boss were he to return to London in August. Tim Sherwood had been eager to utilise the academy product, should he have continued at the helm. As it stands, former Southampton manager Pochettino appears happy to let the 24-year-old depart.

Hull confirmed a deal has been agreed between the clubs on their Twitter feed, with Livermore likely to agree terms after expressing how happy he was to see regular Premier League football in the North East last year.

“I’ve really enjoyed myself here [at Hull], Livermore has previously stated. "Whatever happens in the summer, whatever the two clubs agree, if they could sort something out that would be great.

“Of course I’d like to stay. I feel as though I owe the manager, his staff, my team-mates and the fans a lot."

The Mirror is reporting that interest remains for the midfielder from London clubs Crystal Palace and QPR, but given Livermore's previous comments about life at Hull it is likely a deal will be confirmed in the coming days.

Streamlining Tottenham's squad, was always likely to be on Pochettino's agenda, with plenty of valuable players struggling to get near the first team. The sale of Livermore will see an increase to this summer's transfer pot as several targets impress at the World Cup in Brazil - with the Argentine said to be keen on raiding former club Espanyol for Mexican defender Hector Moreno, who he brought to Spain, and also keeping an eye on compatriots Marco Rojo and Ricky Alvarez. 

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