Tottenham are lining up a shock move for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, according to the reports from Express Sport. Despite being one of the best players at the club this season, Lallana’s future at Anfield has been thrown into doubt since he has not signed a contract extension. His existing deal runs out in the summer of 2019, and the Daily Mirror has mentioned that Liverpool are set to offer him a new contract that will lift his salary from £60,000 per week to around £120,000 per week.
Lallana was brought to Anfield by Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2014 for around £20 million. In the last three years, he has slowly become one of the best players at the club. This season has showcased the best in the 28-year-old, as he has been able to make an incredible seven goals along with seven assists in the 18 league matches. It would take a ridiculous offer in order to persuade Liverpool to sell such an important player. Even though it may be cash crunch times at Tottenham due to the construction of a new stadium, the club may be prepared to go to great lengths in order to sign Lallana.
The extremely versatile midfielder is capable of playing across the front three or in the midfield. He would be a great complement to the existing crop of English players at White Hart Lane like Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Kyle Walker, and Danny Rose. Another factor that would be crucial in attracting Lallana is the presence of Mauricio Pochettino. Lallana has played the most number of games (98) in his career under Nigel Adkins. However, Pochettino has also played a crucial role in shaping his career and Lallana played in 57 games under the South American manager during his time at Southampton.
It is believed that this relationship will be vital in attracting the player to White Hart Lane. Following the recent 2-0 win over Chelsea, the club have moved into a title challenge position once again. Only a few months ago, it looked like Spurs would even struggle to finish in the top four. A relentless run in the last four weeks has resulted in Spurs getting right back into contention. Even though it has appeared that Liverpool have been almost as good as Chelsea in the league so far, they are just two points ahead of Spurs, who have moved into the top four with the win over the blues.