Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Liverpool winger would still be a good fit for AFCB

A Liverpool player has been in call for AFCB's U18s, along with Matt Ritchie during lockdown, and I still thing the Liverpool winger would be an excellent addition to AFCB's squad come the summer.
Plundering Anfield is not unusual for AFCB.
Adam Lallana, 30, was good enough to have a clause in his contract when he signed for Southampton that gave AFCB some funds when he was sent to Liverpool and the fact that he has been in conversation with AFCB, be it with Alan Connell and the U18s, I do think it puts AFCB in a favourable position to pick Adam up this summer, when he end his playing time at Anfield.

Okay, some AFCB fans won't ever like any ex-Southampton players, but we already have Andrew Surman and Artur Boruc in the current squad for starters, and Lallana has been an England international who is still a professional who would be a big signing for a club outside the top six. His contract is up at the end of June, and if Bournemouth did face the drop Lallana should be a valuable addition in the Championship, where quality tends to shine through.
There is a lot of talk about potential exit players from AFCB and David Brooks is among them. Eddie Howe could well be looking for a right and left winger this summer and Lallana would be an experienced player to bring in. Most of Eddie's signings have been to bring the game of the squad down in recent years but some experience is always needed and it is likely that AFCB could lose influential characters like Artur Boruc and Simon Francis in the next window. 

I am sure Lallana still has links with the south coast and playing at AFCB would be advantageous for him. Bournemouth also tend to buy Liverpool players and with the clubs in good contact over Harry Wilson, I am sure some conversations could easily take place about Lallana's availability. My only concern would be how many games would he play in a season, and while he has not been a big servant at Liverpool (15 appearances in 2019-20), Anfield's number 20 would be more favoured to get games at Bournemouth if he could stay fit.

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