On the final day of 2019, the Telegraph reported that Newcastle wanted to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana. However, they were aware that he’d have plenty of offers and likely wait until the summer when his contract expires.
In February 2020, the Telegraph seem to have proved Newcastle’s suspicions right. The midfielder is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, with Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham all interested in snapping him up for nothing.
Steve Bruce’s side have rightly been criticised for their ‘brand’ of football this season, which might be better described as anti-football.
It has been successful so far, but a lot of it has been down to luck. That luck won’t last forever, and Bruce needs to bring players in who are capable of changing the way we play.
Lallana is certainly one of those.
The 31-year-old is elegant in possession, but also has the energy to get around the pitch. That’s why he was such a favourite when Jurgen Klopp first arrived in England.
Injuries have seen him slip down the pecking order at the league leaders, and an exit this summer is inevitable.
When a player is available for free, he’s going to have a lot of offers, so it’s no surprise that a player of Lallana’s quality has a lot of big clubs interested in him.
Are Newcastle going to be able to sign him if Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham are all keen as well? It doesn’t sound likely.