Liverpool FC have confirmed the signing of James Milner from Manchester City on a free transfer, subject to medical.
Milner is set to earn around A?150,000 a week and rejected Manchester Citya s offer of a contract extension worth up to A?165,000 a week. The 29 year old England International agreed in principle to move to Liverpool FC despite Manuel Pellegrinia s desire to keep him at City plus interest from Arsenal FC. Milner will officially become a Liverpool FC player on July 1.
The statement on the club’s website read:
‘Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce they have agreed a deal to sign Manchester Citya s James Milner, subject to a medical.
The Reds have agreed personal terms with the England international, who will join the club on a free transfer on July 1 after his contract at the Etihad Stadium has expired.
Milner will arrive at Anfield having lifted two Barclays Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup during his five-year spell with City.’
Following the announcement of the news, we pick out the best tweets as twitter displayed a mixed reaction to the news of Liverpool FC signing the midfielder on A?150,000 a week contract
I like Milner. But could you imagine him being the highest paid player at any other club with CL ambitions? At any age, never mind 29? a Tony Evans (@TonyEvansTimes) June 4, 2015
James Milner has said he’s delighted to be joining Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/9X7P2A7u9H
a Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 4, 2015
Why Liverpool FC signed Milner https://t.co/7i8t5tNjzv
a FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) June 4, 2015
a Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) June 4, 2015