Brighton ‘seal three-year deal to sign Adam Lallana on a free transfer from Liverpool’ with official announcement expected within the ‘next few days’
- Brighton appear to have sealed the deal to sign Adam Lallana on a free transfer
- The 32-year-old star has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with the club
- An announcement is expected soon after Lallana’s emotional Anfield farewell
- Lallana will leave the newly-crowned champions after their final league game
The 32-year-old paid an emotional farewell to the newly-crowned Premier League champions on Friday at the end of his six-year Anfield stay – and his contract is set to expire after the final game of the season.
The Athletic believe that Lallana has agreed to join the south coast outfit on a three-year deal with an official announcement imminent.
Brighton are poised to imminently announce the free transfer of Adam Lallana from Liverpool
The 32-year-old departs Anfield after six years and has already made his emotional farewells
Reports recently indicated that Brighton had edged into pole position to snap up the England international on a bargain deal, although there were believed to have been reservations over the impact on the club’s wage structure.
It has also been suggested that Brighton’s technical director Dan Ashworth held an integral role in sealing negotiations after the club initially registered their interest in securing Lallana at the start of the year.
The former Southampton man’s attitude on and off the field, as well as his astuteness in possession, were highlighted as the attributes which Brighton were drawn to.
Lallana is also excited by the challenge of helping Graham Potter’s side become a more possession-based unit, according to the Independent.
Lallana (second left) has reportedly agreed to join Brighton on a three-year contract
The ex-Southampton man’s attitude and influence in games saw Brighton make their move
He has already collected his belongings from Melwood, Liverpool’s training complex, and will likely not be part of the squad that takes on Newcastle for the finale of the elongated top flight campaign.
But his spell with Liverpool has seen Lallana secure the Champions League trophy, the Premier League title, the UEFA Super Cup and also the FIFA Club World Cup.
His final interview with the Reds was an emotional one and he departs after making 178 appearances across all competitions.
Leicester City reportedly offered Lallana a three-year deal, while Arsenal, Tottenham and Burnley were also credited with an interest.
Lallana conducted a tearful last interview with Liverpool after it was confirmed he would leave
The midfielder had been presented with a framed…