Some Southampton fans have been left fuming after Darren Bent’s comments about the club potentially signing Adam Lallana in the future.
In a recent interview with Football Insider, Bent was talking about Lallana and he feels that Southampton will be ‘perfect’ for the midfielder. He also went onto say that he does see Lallana ‘going back to Southampton’ in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Would have Lallana back at St. Mary's?
Yes, would be a very good signing
No, its pointless
These comments were relayed on Twitter recently, and when Saints fans heard about it, they were fuming at not just Bent but about the potential idea of bringing Lallana back to St. Mary’s.
I’ll pass thanks, Darren. Big wages and a poor injury record. He needs to go somewhere where the football style is less intensive, not more. In the last 2.5 years of PL football, he has 1 goal and 1 assist.
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) February 12, 2020
Such a West Ham signing.
— Adam Baker (@adzbaker6) February 12, 2020
Nah Darren I don’t think so #SaintsFC
— Nathan Newington (@newington13) February 11, 2020
No chance. The most West Ham or #AFCB transfer you’ll ever see
They’re welcome to him#SaintsFC
— Sfcbows(@Sfcbows) February 11, 2020
Why ? What makes him think this ???
— Lio (@LioSounds) February 11, 2020
I would rather cut my own legs off with a butter knife than have Lallana back
— Ryan Hanks (@RyanHan92251187) February 11, 2020
Liverpool signed Lallana, who is valued at £10.8 million (as per Transfermarkt), from Southampton in the summer of 2014 for a fee of £25 million and since then, he has made 175 appearances in all competitions for the club. He has a tally of 22 goals and 22 assists for the Anfield-based side.
Lallana’s last season at St. Mary’s was the 2013-14 campaign under Mauricio Pochettino. He had made 42 appearances in all competitions for the club and got an impressive tally of ten goals and eight assists for the side.
What do we think?
Lallana’s current deal at Liverpool runs out in the summer, with the Reds thought to have the option to trigger a one-year extension. If Lallana is available on a free transfer in the summer, perhaps Southampton should sign him considering how he would increase the depth and experience the team has.