Leicester City have started negotiations with Liverpool’s out-of-favour midfielder Adam Lallana over a possible move in the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports.
The England international is currently going through the final year of his contract with the Reds and with less than six months remaining on his current deal, he is now free to negotiate with other clubs for a move in the summer as a free agent.
Therefore, Leicester, who are seemingly already planning for the next season, are looking to take advantage of the situation and have already started negotiations with Lallana’s camp to join the Foxes at the end of 2019-20, the report suggests.
The 31-year-old has been with Liverpool since the summer of 2014 when he moved from league rivals Southampton.
Since then, the attacking midfielder has represented the current European champions in 175 matches in all competitions, where he has managed to score 22 goals and provided 22 assists as well.
However, in the ongoing campaign, Lallana’s involvement has been limited to just 754 first-team minutes in 19 appearances in all competitions, where he has managed to score once and provided two assists.
A move that makes sense
BBC Sport have confirmed that Lallana is set to leave Liverpool in the summer and a move to join Leicester would make sense for all parties.
With a young, up-and-coming squad at the King Power Stadium, the England international’s presence could help mould less-experienced players and provide leadership.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has worked with Lallana previously at Liverpool and knows his pedigree – plus no transfer fee would be involved.
Finally, the veteran would be someone to look up to for the likes of James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans.