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.
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