Just a couple days after he bid Anfield farewell, midfielder Adam Lallana has secured a three-year deal to play for fellow Premier League side, Brighton and Hove Albion. On the same day the south England side showed off their new kit, which by the way looks excellent, Graham Potter’s club unveiled that they have brought in the Premier League champion on a free move.
The 32-year-old is hungry to find more starting minutes, and he could do far worse than the Seagulls. Brighton were one of the more surprising clubs on the 2019-20 season, as many had them pegged for relegation back to the Championship this time last year. Instead, they finished comfortably in 15th place, ahead of fellow survivors West Ham and Aston Villa.
That means that this transfer window will be absolutely key to their future survival. Bringing in an experienced winner like Lallana could be a great place to start. The only possible problem could unveil itself if the former Southampton standout can’t stay healthy.
Graham Potter told his club’s website that one of the key reasons they were interested in bringing in the 30+ capped English international was that he was one of the most experienced players who was available.
“He has played at the very highest level, for both club and country, and achieved great things. He has a wealth of experience alongside his technical ability.” He continued on to hype up his newest player by remarking that “Adam is a really exciting signing for us, someone I am sure the supporters will be really looking forward to seeing play as and when things are able to begin to return to normal.”
Lallana himself seemed to be genuinely thrilled with his move. During his initial interview with the club, he called his new home a “breath of fresh air” and that his new surroundings pose a “challenge I am looking forward to.”
The newest gull finished up by establishing his high goals for his new club. “I think we’re at the stage here where we can really push on in the Premier League. I have got a lot of experience playing in the Premier League and at a high level – I know what’s required and how we can improve. If I can help just a little bit on that journey to improve Brighton as a whole, and as a squad, then I will be very happy.
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