By Harvey Byrne
Jake Livermore completed a move to West Brom on Friday morning for a fee believed to be £10million – and Tottenham fans on Twitter believe the Midlands side have overspent.
The 27-year-old midfielder broke through the Spurs academy, marking his competitive debut for the club in 2010.
He totalled 58 appearances for the north London club before making a permanent switch to Hull in 2014.
The Tigers have endured a season of struggle this campaign and Livermore left the club for Tony Pulis’ side, with the BBC reporting a £10million fee.
A large number of Spurs fans on social media have compared the price to their midfield signings of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama, who are all now starring in the Premier League.
This has led the Tottenham faithful to believe that the now experienced Livermore is not worth the fee spent, as he’s a clear level below the aforementioned trio.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Imagine a world where Jake Livermore cost double what Dele Alli cost ????
— Hof (@TheHof182) January 20, 2017
West brom have spent 10 million on jake livermore spurs bought dele alli,eric dier and Danny rose for a COMBINED fee of 10 million #Madness
— gerardwalsh (@gerardwalsh11) January 20, 2017
— Mark Ede (@markjamesede) January 20, 2017
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) January 19, 2017
£10 mill for Livermore
£12 mill for Wanyama pic.twitter.com/pGZIHVzOEn
— Gav (@Gavin_Aish) January 19, 2017
However, one fan disagreed with others and still believed that Livermore would be good cover for the club’s midfielders:
Livermore is a good signing for WBA. Could have done with him last week. Still think he could do a job for us as cover for Wanyama & Eric.
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) January 20, 2017
Livermore has played in an FA Cup final since leaving Tottenham, as well as helping the Tigers win promotion back to the top flight in the last campaign.
He will now be hoping he can continue his good form with Pulis’ West Brom side, who are currently sat in eighth place.
In other Tottenham news, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has given his verdict on Spurs’ style of play.