Adam Lallana’s contract with Liverpool is due to expire at the end of the season. Sky Sports have now reported that the England international has been approached by Leicester City. Should this transfer go through, Lallana would reunite with his former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Adam Lallana Approached By Leicester City
Leicester City Approach Lallana
Leicester City have approached Adam Lallana over a transfer at the end of the season. If this goes through, it will be a free transfer as the midfielder’s contract will expire at the end of the current season.
A move makes sense from Lallana’s perspective. Jurgen Klopp has tried to re-invent the player as a holding midfielder to act as back-up for Fabinho, though he has seen his game time limited even in the Brazilian’s absence. Lallana has been loyal to Liverpool since joining, so he will leave with best wishes from everyone at the club.
Does This Move Make Sense?
From a Liverpool point of view, letting Adam Lallana go makes sense. He has rarely featured for the club this season due to the wealth of options at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal in midfield. By allowing Lallana to leave, Liverpool will free up some of their wage budget for potential new signings and make room in the squad for returning loanees such as Marko Grujic.
Lallana would also help to add depth to Brendan Rodgers’ squad at Leicester. He will add experience and quality to a midfield which consists of players such as Wilfred Ndidi and Harvey Barnes. Leicester look likely to qualify for next season’s Champions League. They will, therefore, need a bigger squad than they already have. Lallana will improve Leicester; he is a Champions League winner who knows what is required to win. This transfer makes complete sense for all three parties involved.