Adam Lallana is one of a few players expected to leave Liverpool this summer and Sheffield United could be the ideal club for him.
The England international, who once won the player of the year award for his country, has become something of a peripheral figure at Anfield.
A number of injuries and the form of others has seen Lallana out of the picture. Indeed, a report from the Independent claims that Lallana, along with Nathaniel Clyne, is expected to leave this summer. At 31-years-old, the next move for Lallana is likely to be his last.
But Sheffield United are a club on the up. Vying for a European spot, manager Chris Wilder has made no secret of his desire to see the club keep improving.
Furthermore, he’s already started shaping the future of the club. The high-profile January addition of Sander Berge has proven the Blades won’t be standing still.
That’s why, then, that Lallana might well consider Bramall Lane. It’s a thought he might not have even entertained less than six months ago.
Experience and quality
Despite being 31 and despite United moving to sign mainly younger players in January, Lallana could offer something to the Blades.
There is, in any team, always room for improvement. The signing of Berge should prove an inspired one. However, beyond Berge, John Fleck, and Ollie Norwood, United’s midfield options are fairly limited.
John Lundstram has done exceptionally well, however, he’s yet to sign a new deal. Mo Besic is only on loan with the club, while Luke Freeman has so far failed to nail down a regular place in the team after joining in the summer.
Adding someone into the mix like Adam Lallana would certainly improve options. His versatility, quality, and experience would all be things that could benefit the Blades.
That versatility – Lallana can play all three central midfield positions, wide, or as a number ten – would allow Chris Wilder to adapt even further.
Moving the club forward
Developing as a Premier League club is about constantly raising the bar. Whether that be in training, or on the field of play.
Chris Wilder spoke with great admiration about how Liverpool conduct their business after his side lost 2-0 at Anfield.
What better way, then, to improve your own club than adding one of the title-winning squad members to your own group.