Why Newcastle United should make a move for Adam Lallana in January
When Adam Lallana first joined Liverpool, he was an integral part of the squad. Bagging 12 goals and 14 assists for Southampton, there was no doubt that he would be an asset to Liverpool’s attack.
He played a crucial role in helping the Reds achieve a fourth-place finish in the 2016/17 campaign, contributing eight goals and seven assists.
However, Adam Lallana has struggled with injuries over the last couple of years that has kept him out of action at Anfield for long spells. He is now available for selection again after having worked his way back to full fitness following a grand total of just 31 appearances in all competitions over the last two seasons.
The 31-year-old, now in his sixth season at Anfield, has managed just four minutes in the Premier League as a substitute against Arsenal.
He now has a challenge on his hands to try and break into the first-team but having the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino as guaranteed starters in attack, Lallana will have to be content with limited game time in cup competitions, unless one of the front-three gets injured or Jurgen Klopp tweaks his system.
Thus, it would be wise for Lallana to consider making a move away from the Merseyside club in January. Newcastle United, who were linked with the midfielder earlier this year, should revive their interest when the transfer market reopens.
Newcastle have endured problems scoring goals, in spite of breaking their transfer record this summer on Joelinton. Steve Bruce’s side look devoid of creativity and energy going forward, whilst leaky at the back. Bruce must add proven Premier League players in the upcoming transfer window to boost the overall quality of the squad.
A creative midfielder is an absolute must to complement the likes of Miguel Almiron and Joelinton and Lallana would be a smart fit at St. James’ Park. An excellent passer of the ball, Lallana can play in different positions across the midfield and attack.
The twinkle-toed Englishman’s ability to run at opponents and his work-rate would see him boost the Magpies’ attacking threat.
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The ex-Southampton star is also a composed finisher in front of goal. Newcastle should give him the chance to shine in the Premier League and reignite his career. It would be a move that would benefit all parties, and surely bring the best out of Almiron and Joelinton.
Lallana is at a bit of a crossroads in his Liverpool career and leaving for pastures new in January would make perfect sense. And a move to Newcastle United would just be ideal.