West Brom sign midfielder Livermore from Hull City

West Bromwich Albion have signed midfielder Jake Livermore on a four-and-a-half-year deal from relegation-threatened Hull City, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Although no financial details of the transfer were released, media reports suggested West Brom paid 10 million pounds ($12.34 million) to lure the 27-year-old Livermore to the Hawthorns.

"Albion have completed the signing of Jake Livermore from Hull City for an undisclosed fee," West Brom said in a statement.

Despite scoring only one goal in 20 league starts for Hull this season, Livermore, who spent two-and-a-half years at the KCOM Stadium, has impressed both in central midfield and also at centre-back.

West Brom, who are eighth in the table, host second-from-bottom Sunderland on Saturday.