Liverpool set to announce Adam Lallana capture tomorrow as midfielder undergoes medical. Devok Origi edges closer to Liverpool and Rodgers might be finally ready to match Sevilla valuation
Liverpool FC have been linked with a move for Southampton captain Adam Lallana since the starting of the transfer window. The Merseyside outfit have been reported to be edging closer to the move ever since and the player apparently had his heart set on a move to the Reds. However, talks broke down as Southampton kept increasing their price and were finally asking £30m for the 26 year old. Liverpool were clearly unwilling to pay that price.
However, it looks like now the South coast club will have to part with two of their prized additions in the matter of days- Luke Shaw has joined Manchester United today- as a deal for the versatile midfielder was negotiated and is said to be in a region of £25 million. The player is reportedly going through a medical at Melwood right now, and the formal announcement could occur tomorrow. BBC have confirmed this news.
If everything goes well, Lallana would join ex- Southampton teammate Rickie Lambert at Liverpool. Lambert, 31, became the first signing of the summer for Brendan Rodgers.
Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to attain versatile and multi-dimensional players and Lallana fits that bill. Primarily an attacking midfielder, the England international can play on the wings as well as centrally in the heart of the pitch. He would add good quality in the depth to Rodgers’ side who are making a return to the Champions League this season. Lallana is set to be Liverpool’s third summer signing- the Reds have signed aforementioned Rickie Lambert, and have officially agreed a principal agreement for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can
Liverpool edging closer to signing Origi
Liverpool look set to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi. The Belgian youngsters has been one of the finds of the World Cup and has impressed everyone with his displays.
When asked about all the speculation regarding him and the links to top clubs in England, Origi responded, “As a little boy I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League but I’m still young and now I’m in an important tournament so I’m try to focus on the team.”
Tottenham and Arsenal have also been linked with the Lille striker, but Liverpool have reportedly emerged as favourites to sign him. It is going to cost the Reds a sum in the region of £6 million. Reports also suggest that he will be loaned back to Lille for the entirety of next season. That means Liverpool are targeting the player as someone for the future and the 19 year old will only team up with the Reds in the 2015-16 campaign.
Reds to offer more cash to wrap up Moreno deal
Alberto Moreno, like Lallana, has been Liverpool’s target ever since the transfer window opened. A deal was said to be negotiated and rumors even suggested the player was on his way for a medical but nothing like that actually occurred. Eventually, negotiations reached a standstill as the Reds were not willing to go above their price of £16million and Sevilla deemed it too little for the talented 21 year old full back.
Sevilla president Jose Castro said a few days back that Liverpool could have the player only if they were willing to pay the right amount. He said, “We haven’t reached an agreement, but talks haven’t broken down. We’ll wait and see what happens. If Liverpool are interested in the player and pay the right amount, he will be sold.”
It was in news just yesterday that Sporting director Monchi said that the matter was practically settled and would not be revived again. He told El Correo de Andaluchia: “The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn’t reach an agreement and I don’t think it can be revived.”
But Metro are now reporting that Liverpool are willing to finally up their offer to £20million and wrap up his signature. Brendan Rodgers wants the player and is willing to up the price to capture the youngster as he understands, defence is Liverpool’s main area of concern.