Everton are reportedly one of several Premier League clubs in the running for Liverpool’s Adam Lallana this summer.
The English veteran is due to see his time at Anfield come to a close as he prepares to leave upon the expiry of his current contract. With no talks of a new deal, Lallana has a line of clubs from which he could choose as his next destination, with the Toffees among those keen on the 32-year-old (via Daily Star).
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Their bitter rivals Everton could be close to bringing a Liverpool player to Goodison Park this summer as they join the race for Lallana. According to the report, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Arsenal are also eyeing up a move, but Leicester and the 32-year-old’s former manager are leading the pack.
Lallana joined the Reds in 2014 when Brendan Rodgers snapped him up from Southampton for £25m (via BBC Sport). Since his arrival, the Englishman has been through the bulk of Liverpool’s rollercoaster recent years. The midfielder has made a total of 178 appearances in red and has contributed 22 goals and 22 assists (via Transfermarkt).
Lallana’s knowledge of the game and his experience in a Champions League-winning side should be very beneficial to a team in transition like Everton. It may be an odd sight to see, but Lallana would do well sporting an Everton shirt. The midfield man can play almost anywhere across the middle of the park and will bring experience in abundance.
The Toffees have really struggled to create opportunities from their midfield this season, with just two goals and two assists making up their entire Premier League goal count (via Transfermarkt). As highlighted by Sofascore, Lallana’s main strength is passing, which will bring much-needed creativity to Everton’s lacklustre midfield.
In a report from the Liverpool ECHO, it states Ancelotti is targeting ‘quality over quantity’ and doesn’t expect to make any ‘big money signings’. Acquiring Liverpool’s veteran would definitely fit this criteria but Lallana would need to consider a pay cut as it is unlikely the Blues can fund his £100,000 per week wages due to the current financial climate.
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