Barcelona Plotting Mega Bid For Liverpool Star Lallana Amid PSG And Juventus Interest
Foottheball sources claim the defending La Liga champions are keen on roping the services of the 28-year-old attacking midfielder.
However, the Spanish club would now face an uphill task to secure the services of Lallana, as the English midfielder is also under the radar of Serie A giants Juventus and Ligue 1 holders Paris Saint-Germain.
Lallana has displayed incredible form for Liverpool this season under German manager Jurgen Klopp. He has been consistent and guided Liverpool to the second spot in the Premier League table. Liverpool are still five points behind current league leaders Chelsea.
Lallana has strong connection with Spain and has a Spanish grandfather. The English midfielder is also comfortable in speaking the Spanish language. And now the La Liga giants Barcelona have identified him as the perfect player to strengthen their midfield.
Ligue 1 club PSG have also been linked with a £40m move for the English player, but will face stiff completion form Barcelona and Juventus.
However, Lallana had earlier insisted that he was happy at Anfield under former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp and had no intentions of parting ways with the Premier League club.
In December, Lallana said: “I love it here at the minute, especially since the manager has come in.”
“We have each other’s trust and you don’t always get that at clubs. The thought of leaving Liverpool has never entered my mind.”
“It’s a great compliment to be spoken of in the same breath as a club like PSG with those sorts of numbers.”
“But I’m absolutely loving my football at the minute under this boss and I can only see myself being here for the long term.”
Earlier, Barcelona were desperate to lure away his Lallana’s teammate Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp had warned the La Liga club that the Brazilian is not for sale at any price.