Wen we heard the news that Newcastle were going after Adam Lallana of Southampton next month, and the club hoped to get him to Tyneside for around £5M, we thought it may take as much as double to get the skillful play maker to Newcastle.
Adam Lallana - playing against Wigan
And sure enough Matt Le Tissier has said that Newcastle’s £5M interest in Adam Lallana is derisory, as he had this to say to The Sun:.
“£5M? It’s derisory, to be honest. There’s no way Southampton will sell Lallana for that amount of money.” “He’s the club captain there, he’s playing every week and the fans love him.”
“Adam has taken Southampton up through the leagues and now he is playing for them in the Premier League.” “Adam has taken Southampton up through the leagues and now he is playing for them in the Premier League.”
“He wouldn’t leave unless it was for a top, top club challenging for the Champions League.”
Well that’s not us – but Matt is simply trying to up the price of the player who has played 210 times for Southampton since making his debt in August of 2006 as an 18 year-old, and he has 10 goals – one against Newcastle this season.
Lallana is a good player, and we were interested in this lad a month or so after Alan Pardew arrived at Newcastle two years ago, but we may have waited too long, and now he’s probably too expensive for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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