West Ham are joined by a host of Premier League clubs interested in Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, who is set to be available on a free transfer in the summer.
The 32-year-old has had a very successful career so far, making 442 appearances for Southampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth, scoring 81 goals whilst also picking up 70 assists, per Transfermarkt. He has also won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with Liverpool.
Should West Ham sign Lallana?
This all highlights how experienced the player is and he would be a good acquisition for some clubs, but his age and his wages should maybe see West Ham look elsewhere if they want a central midfielder.
Lallana is reportedly on £110,000 a week at Liverpool, as per Sillyseason, and it has been reported that David Moyes wants to look towards youth, according to le10sport via West Ham News, so this deal does not seem like a sensible one for the Hammers.
They have risked a signing similar to this in the past with Jack Wilshere, who has frustrated the fan base since his free transfer from Arsenal in July 2018. The former England international has missed 61 games due to injury since then and his current groin problem has seen him not be available for selection since October 2019, which is more than 200 days ago, per Transfermarkt.
Lallana has had similar problems, missing 67 games due to injury since he has been at Liverpool, via Transfermarkt, and even though other Premier League clubs are linked to the player, the West Ham side should perhaps focus on other options like Jonjo Shelvey, who has been heavily linked to the Hammers of late, rather than taking a punt on another injury-prone midfielder after their abortive move for Wilshere.
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