Liverpool Suffer Massive Blow in Signing £30m Midfielder

Liverpool Suffer Massive Blow in Signing £30m Midfielder


Adam_Lallana_2726635bLiverpool have reportedly suffered a blow in signing Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana this summer.

The England international has been on the Merseyside club’s radar in recent times and had earlier made a £20m bid for the talented midfielder. However, the Reds’ first approach was turned down by the Saints, which saw Liverpool make an improved offer of £25m in signing him.

The 26-year-old is keen on joining Brendan Rodgers’ side in the summer transfer window. According to the Times, the talks over Lallana’s potential move to Anfield have now stalled as Southampton are adamant in allowing their star player leave for anything less than £30m.

The report claims Lallana was subjected to two bids from the Reds and Southampton have rejected Liverpool’s offer on both occasions. The former Swansea boss is an admirer of the England midfielder and wants to seal a deal as quickly as possible.

However, if the deal does not take shape, Rodgers is then likely to turn his attention on Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri and Manchester City midfielder James Milner.

Meanwhile, the Liverpool ECHO reports Lallana may have to hand in a transfer request in order to make sure he completes his switch from St Mary’s Stadium to Anfield this summer. The Reds are keen on snapping up his services before the start of the World Cup in Brazil.

Lallana has been included in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man shortlist for the summer event with the England national team. Liverpool’s bid of £25m is like a “take it or leave it” offer for the midfielder’s signature, which is reportedly been turned down by the Saints.

One needs to wait and see whether Lallana will hand in a transfer request to force a move to Anfield.

The midfielder came up through the ranks of Southampton’s youth system and should their skipper decides to give a written request to leave his current employers, it will not go down well with the Saints fans, especially after spending close to a decade with their first team.

If he does not hand in a transfer request, then Rodgers needs to turn his attention elsewhere in making additions to Liverpool’s squad in the summer transfer window.

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  1. lets go for Shaqri and Milner let Southampton keep Mr.Lallana I know he will be disappointed but can only blame Southampton at least we tried to get him

    • Let go off lalana’ . . .we tried to Get him’ buh i guezz he z beinq oppressd by the board. .so why on earth wil we go for lalana at 30€ so absurd. . . . . And tz gonna be Gud 4 pair of lalana and rikie lambert.

  2. I really hope we don’t sign Lallana, and definitely not for anything close to £30M. He isn’t worth £20M, never mind 30M. He’s 26, not 20. He will have virtually no re-sale value. There are far better players who could be bought for far less money.

  3. LFC is doing the right thing. Take it or leave it for 25m. He does not have CL experience and he has only one successful year. LFC should stick to their gun and do their transfer as early as possible to avoid the fate of Moyes and MU of last year.

  4. Lallana making a transfer request should simplify things.

    If he does, Liverpool should reduce their offer to £14m.

    Logic dictates, if a player has made a request he is worth less to the club as he is clearly less motivated and prepared to fore-go bonus’s, etc for get away.


  5. The kop should be more interested in Fabregas who is far more better than Lallana, how they play and in experience

    • It’s not blackmail, its a modern footballing fact of life.

      What LFC should do is walk away (which they previously struggled to do) and see what the player is worth 12 months from now. Take a look at Dnirpo, it looks like Konoplyanka will leave the club next Christmas on a Bosman freebie. LFC had agreed a fee around £20m just a few months ago.


  6. I Agree with dale ,greedy club like Southampton will end up with nothing ,like Dnipro and Blackpool then they refused four million on Tom ince..

  7. that man is going play alone some people will also make pass to him if not ready to take that you just live and go some were else.

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