Liverpool hand star bumper new deal in bid to ward off European giantsPublished January 29, 2017
Adam Lallana is on the verge of signing a lucrative contract extension with Liverpool, as the Reds aim to ward off interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain.
The ex-Southampton midfielder has enjoyed a hugely successful season so far under Jurgen Klopp, scoring seven goals and assisting the same amount in just 18 starts, with the bumper new deal reward for his fine form for the Merseyside outfit.
Lallana’s purple patch has alerted the likes of Ligue 1 champions PSG and Tottenham to his ability, and with the vultures circling, Liverpool have moved swiftly to end speculation by pushing through the renewal.
The Daily Express claims that a deal worth around £120,000 per week is close to completion, with the midfielder’s camp in agreement over a sum that would make their client the second best paid player at Anfield.
The news, which will be met with widespread adulation by Reds supporters, not only means that Lallana will be contracted to the club until the end of the 2020/21 season, but also symbolises Liverpool’s intent as far as keeping their best players is concerned.
Last week, Philippe Coutinho also put pen to paper on a new contract worth £150,000 amid interest from Barcelona.
Lallana missed Liverpool’s 2-1 home defeat against Championship side Wolves on Saturday with a cut sustained in the midweek loss to Southampton, but the midfielder is hoping to be available for Tuesday’s crunch Premier League match with leaders Chelsea.