Liverpool’s summer transfer business is likely to be characterised by outgoings moves. The Reds will not be buying unless there are any notable departures with a host of fringe players purportedly up for sale. There will also be players leaving at the end of their contract and one such player could be set for one of the most dramatic moves of the window with The Telegraph reporting that Adam Lallana could make a dramatic move to Everton.
An unfortunate spell
Adam Lallana is undoubtedly a special footballer. Since arriving from Southampton for £25m in 2014 the England midfielder has regularly showcased his natural flair for the game.
The ex-Saints skipper is one of the best dribblers of a ball we’ve had at the club in recent years, he can also pick a pass when needed.
Unfortunately Lallana’s career at Liverpool has been blighted by injuries, according to Transfermarkt since 2017 he has missed at least 39 games due to injury.
With the player on an expensive contract the club have decided to let him leave on a free when his deal expires this summer.
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Stanley Park switch?
Mike McGrath at The Telegraph has claimed that Adam Lallana is wanted by Everton, Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton.
We can speculate that the Englishman is unlikely to accept an offer from Burnley or Brighton due to the finances involved as well as the level of competition.
This leaves Leicester City and Everton as the two most likely destinations. The Foxes will be attractive to Lallana due to their ability to offer European football (just which competition remains to be seen) as well as a reunion with Brendan Rodgers.
Everton on the other hand have the allure of Carlo Ancelotti and the bonus of not forcing Lallana to move across the country for what will likely be just a couple more years of football.
What RTK has to say
This is an interesting one. Typically moving across the park isn’t done. However, can Kopites pretend to be attached to Lallana enough to care if he joined the Toffees?
He wouldn’t be strengthening a direct rival, Ancelotti’s side are unlikely to be challenging the Reds next season.
Whilst it is not the most conventional of moves we won’t hold it against him. Lallana’s next move is likely to be his last professional contract, if he want to hang it up without the fuss of having to move his family across the country then so be it, put him out to pasture with the Bitters.