The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern are coming off the back of a very disappointing campaign in the Premier League. They escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth, and they’ll need to improve drastically next season if they want to avoid a similar fate.
First, though, the Saints need to rebuild a team that is, clearly, lacking quality at present.
One player that could certainly add some much-needed quality to the team is Adam Lallana, who is rated at £22.5 million by Transfer Markt.
Though a move to re-sign Lallana might be considered audacious, could the pieces come together for a move this summer?
Lallana was, of course, left out of the main squad for Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and that’s on the back of a very tough season for the Englishman. Injury problems have plagued him, and the emergence of the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino this season have made his chances of getting back into the first team far more difficult than they were a year or so ago.
As such, at 30-years-old, he may be in a position in which he wants to play regular football – and he’d most certainly get that at Southampton. The Saints have struggled offensively as of late, and he’d be able to make a real impact going forward if given the opportunity.
Let’s not forget, his omission from the World Cup squad will likely have hit him hard, and a poor two year spell between now and Euro 2020 could see him miss out again. He’s at a pivotal point in his career – and a move to Southampton might make sense for him.
For Southampton, a reunion with their former great could be the platform they need to really turn their fortunes around. He’ll provide that creative edge and passion that they’ve really lacked this season.
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