Troy Deeney has urged Manchester United to make a shock move for Liverpool’s Adam Lallana, according to Football 365.
Manchester United Urged to Make Shock Move for Liverpool’s Adam Lallana
Situation at Liverpool
Adam Lallana is not in a great place at Liverpool. One of the many players to make this move, Lallana moved from Southampton to Liverpool in 2014 having impressed in their early Premier League seasons.
In his last season with the Saints, Lallana scored nine goals, while assisting eight, earning himself a move to one of England’s top teams.
Upon moving to Anfield, Lallana continued to be impressive for a number of seasons, even continuing his good form into the 2016/17 season. However, that came to an abrupt hold following the end of the aforementioned campaign.
Since the end of 2016/17, Lallana has managed to score just one goal from 54 appearances. The 31-year-old’s only strike came against United this season, denying them the opportunity to stop Liverpool’s unbeaten run.
Furthermore, he has fallen down the pecking order recently, with some top quality additions made by Jurgen Klopp. Fabinho and Naby Keita are among those to have punished Lallana away from the starting XI, with the Englishman having made just three starts in the league this term.
Thus, Liverpool have not been particularly keen to renew his contract, and he is likely to become a free agent at the end of the season, with FIFA having extended all contracts set to expire until the end of the season.
United could grab Lallana on a free transfer, and that is exactly what Deeney thinks they should do.
Lazio and Leicester City are among the sides linked with the 31-year-old, and Deeney suggests that United may like to join this race. Speaking to the United Standard, the Watford frontman said: “I was just chatting about this with my mates in our group chat – Lallana walks into 90% of teams.
“He could play for Man City but I think they’re overpopulated. You would take him at United. He’d be in the squad and 100% he improves the squad.
“Lallana can play anywhere across the front line. Tottenham would take him, Everton, Chelsea.”
United are rebuilding, with a focus on youth, but Lallana would be a cheap way for them to add some valuable experience to their squad.