Tottenham Hotspur looking to sign Adam Lallana
Pochettino hoping to be reunited with Southampton and England star although Liverpool and Manchester United also keen to sign midfielder
May 28th, 2014
Adam Lallana isn’t short of potential suitors following an outstanding season in a Southampton shirt which not only earned him an England call-up but has put him within reach of a starting berth against Italy on 14 June.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the club future of the 26-year-old, with the attacking midfielder sure to leave St Mary’s this summer and Mauricio Pochettino has identified him as a number one transfer target since joining Spurs.
Pochettino is hoping that Lallana can be persuaded to form part of the Tottenham squad after the pair worked successfully together at Southampton, although Liverpool are also very interested after lodging a £20 million bid this month.
Indeed, the Merseyside club believe that Lallana wants to be part of Brendan Rodgers’ project at Anfield, although it won’t stop Spurs working out a way to snare him instead.
“In Mauricio I believe we have a head coach who, with his high-energy, attacking football will embrace the style of play we associate with our club,” said the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy. “He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality. We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season.
“This is a club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its head coach,” Pochettino said. “There is an abundance of top-class talent at the club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad. Tottenham Hotspur has a huge following across the world and I have great admiration for the passion the fans show for this team. We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve.”