Tim Sherwood has made Jake Livermore a key summer transfer target as he seeks to revitalise Aston Villa.
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Despite being under contract until 2017 with Hull City, Sherwood is targeting the 25-year-old England international as a key building block as he attempts to rebuild Aston Villa.
The pair worked together at Tottenham, where Sherwood was assistant first team coach and then manager, although by the time he took over at the club—in December 2013, Livermore had already departed on loan to Hull.
The midfielder was formed at Spurs, and began to make his mark on the first team after numerous loan spells.
However, he was deemed surplus to requirements and sent on loan to the Tigers by Andre Villas-Boas, before being sold to the KC Stadium permanently.
According to the Daily Mirror, Sherwood is planning a summer move for Livermore, especially if Hull are relegated and Villa survive the drop this term.
Following this weekend’s fixtures, Steve Bruce’s Tigers currently sit 16th in the table on 31 points, while Villa are one point and one place above them.