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Newcastle To Bid For Top Southampton Midfielder in January

12:44 am, Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is said to planning  a bid for Adam Lallana, Southampton’s very good central midfielder in Jnauary, and just a month after arriving at Newcastle in 2010, there was a report we issued that indicated Alan wanted to bring the youngster to Newcastle, but as far as we know no bids were made in January of last year for the player.

Adam Lallana – this lad is a very good player

And Alan managed the midfielder while he was at Southampton and rates him very highly.  The only thing that will have changed from that time is the fee for Adam – and it will not be small, after Lallana was outstanding for Southampton when they crushed Newcastle 2-0 a few weeks back, and Adam had a great game and scored the first of the Saints’ goals.

Lallana turned 24 last May and spent 13 months when Alan Pardew was the manager at the Saints, and the news is that Newcastle plan to make a move for the player in the January transfer window.

And as we said before the fee will not be small, as the 24 year-old signed a new four-year contract with the Saints last year, and according to the Daily Mirror Newcastle will start bidding at around £5M – but it will take maybe double that amount for the Saints to agree to selling one of their best players in their first season back in the Premier League midway through the season.

And Lallana got his first call-up for the full England squad ahead of the September qualifier against Ukraine, and he’s a top player for the Saints – and has been for a while.

This is not too surprising news with Alan Pardew saying that Newcastle have failed to control the midfield this season, and they may be going after some central midfielders in January, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they also bid for Toulouse central midfielder Mousse Sissoko.

Adam joined the famous Southampton Academy as a 12-year old in 2000, and Southampton paid £3K to Bournemouth with further payments of £5K and £10K when he signed scholarship and professional contracts respectively and to date Lallana has played 210 times for the Saints with 49 goals.

Adam Lallana is a good player and would be a great addition to the Newcastle squad – but we just cannot see Southampton selling him in January.

What do you think.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Movingmag // Dec 5, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    First on my first ever comment!

    Excellent footballer, would compliment our squad well.

  • 2 Jamie McKellar // Dec 5, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    Living in Southampton, I have seen this guy play a lot, seen him play for them since 2008. Better than Gutierrez in my opinion, and can still get better. A must buy!

    And I only watch Saints games because I have a lot of Southampton fans as mates so I go to the odd game

  • 3 Toonfreak87 // Dec 5, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    I’d have him in a heart beat but I fear he would end up like guthrie warming the bench like I said on my site http://everythingnufc.co.uk/

  • 4 willowdalerez // Dec 5, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    Reminds me of a young Kevin Nolan…Would love to see him join the squad. Only hitch is that I can’t see Southampton selling him for anything we would pay! Too bad but I can’t see this as anything but a rumour to keep transfer window interesting.

  • 5 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 5, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Maybe a good player, and played a blinder against us the other week.

    The Saints are not going to let one of their best players leave in mid season; especially when they are not safe and playing their first season back in the top flight.

    For that reason i don,t see him as a realistic target !

    Lets move on to the rest of the 500 players who we will be linked with; before during and after the coming Transfer Window

  • 6 darrenfletcher88 // Dec 5, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    Wud be a good young player,to add to are squad

  • 7 stevetoon85 // Dec 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Good player….NEVER gonna happen though.

    Still got 4 years to run on a contract, Southamptons ‘Golden boy’ and he is English….your talking £10m+ to get him….and he simply isn’t worth that. I’m sure there are better value midfielders out thier in Europe.

  • 8 BiffBaffBoff // Dec 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Excellent player but wouldn’t pay more than £5m for him. If they want any more than that then there are plenty more players like him available on the continent for a cheaper price..

  • 9 Graeme // Dec 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Cant see him moving for £5 million, cant see us paying anything over £5 million – dead in the water unless lambsarse has a large anti-scrouge jab later this month!!

  • 10 Jonny // Dec 5, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Yes please!




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