Adam Lallana will depart Liverpool at the end of the season, with the 31-year-old midfielder widely expected to move to another club in the Premier League when his current contract expires. The only question is which club.
Yesterday, it appeared as though we might have found the answer to that when rumours emerged claiming that Leicester City had been in contact with Lallana and that the player would likely reunite with Brendan Rodgers.
However, given Rodgers’ response today when asked about it, it appears that the rumour may have been rather more speculative than one might have assumed given that, on the whole, it does seem sensible enough.
“I’ve seen a lot of stuff around Adam and that we’ve approached Liverpool, which isn’t the case,” Rodgers said today at his pre-Manchester City press conference. “He’s at the stage of his contract where he will have options.
“I’m sure he will be weighing up options, but I don’t need to speak about that. We’ve spoken about that all through January, so I don’t need to speak about the summer transfer window. I would only add he is a top-class player.”
Despite Rodgers’ denial of at least direct contact, multiple outlets continue to claim that Leicester City are interested in signing Lallana, with the player currently free to agree a deal with any club outside of England.
However, if Lallana wants to remain in the Premier League as most believe he does, he must wait until the season ends when his current contract expires before he can agree a deal with another English club.