Rodgers Set To Pull Off Major Coup As Chelsea + Man Utd Target Agrees Anfield Move
Liverpool are set to pull off a major coup with Chelsea and Manchester United target Adam Lallana set to seal a £20m move to Anfield in the coming week.
As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Adam Lallana is set for a £20m move to Liverpool.
Liverpool are ready to pull off a major coup with Chelsea and Manchester United target Adam Lallana set to seal a £20m move to Anfield in the coming week, according to reports today.
Lallana has emerged as one of the most sought after attackers in the Premier League after an excellent season on the South Coast where his 9 goals helped Southampton secure a top-eight finish last season.
The 26-year-old’s scintillating performances have not only earned him a call-up into Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summers World Cup final, they have also drawn attention from the upper echelons of the league with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all strongly linked with a move in recent months.
However, it appears Brendan Rodgers has pulled off a major coup with the Daily Star one of several outlets that are claiming Lallana has agreed to make a £20m switch to Anfield with the move expected to go through before the player reports for England duty on May 19th.
The report comes just hours after the BBC reported that Liverpool had tabled a formal bid to Southampton, so it certainly seems this transfer is moving at a pace. If the speculation proves accurate, then it will be a huge boost to Liverpool to beat their rivals to one of the most exciting English attackers and give the club a major boost heading into what promises to be a busy summer.
The Merseysiders narrowly missed out on their first league title in 24 years but with Champions League qualification secured, Rodgers is expected to be actively trying to bring in players this summer to build a squad capable of coping with the extra demand European football will bring.
Lallana would certainly be an excellent addition to an already talented squad and the player admitted after the Southampton of season awards ceremony yesterday that he was ready to play at the top level.
“I’m ambitious. I want to one day play in Champions League and compete for Premier League title.
“I got emotional [at the awards] because it’s a journey I couldn’t have dreamed of but i’m not saying this is the end by any means.
“There are going to be some decisions to make in the summer and maybe it all hit home a little bit when I was speaking.
“Every fan would realise there is big potential in our team and we have players who can go and play at a higher level.” Lallana is quoted as saying by the Star
It remains to be seen whether the likes of Chelsea or United will make a late bid to hijack the move, but for now it seems like Lallana is heading to Liverpool and will become their first major signing of the summer.
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