Bruce keen for permanent Livermore deal

Last Updated: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:12
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Hull City boss Steve Bruce says he will try to make Jake Livermore's loan deal from Spurs permanent in the new year transfer window.

The midfielder has impressed for the Tigers since he agreed a season-long loan switch from Tottenham over the summer, joining on the same day Tom Huddlestone swapped White Hart Lane for the KC Stadium.

Livermore, 23, is believed to be valued at around £5million by Spurs but Bruce says he will ask if a deal can be done in January.

Bruce told the Sunday Mirror: "I would love to keep Jake if I could, so we'll have to see if there is a deal to be done. But I'm sure Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, will want the Humber Bridge and the receipts that go with it for him.

"I haven't asked yet, but we shall do our utmost to see if we can make it permanent. At the moment, we are just happy to have him."

The Hull boss added: "The big thing for Jake is that he is playing games regularly. He has played eight games in a row in the Premier League for us this season, and that's something he has never done before. It is great for him, and he looks like he's enjoying it.

"When I eventually left Manchester United it was because I didn't want to be a bit-part player.

"We all want to play at the top but, when the big games come around and you are not involved, if you've got anything about you as a footballer you just want to get out and play somewhere."

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