The Chalkboard: Why Newcastle should enter the race to sign Adam Lallana

Turkish publication Fotomac recently reported that Fenerbahce are considering a move to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana in this January transfer window. 

Should the 30-year-old be available on the market though, Newcastle United should do all they can to win the race to his signature, as the attacking-midfielder could have a huge impact at St James’ Park.

On the chalkboard 

Persistent injury troubles and the form of his teammates such as Xherdan Shaqiri, Naby Keita and Georginio Wijnaldum have restricted Lallana to just six Premier League appearances this season. At this stage in his career, Lallana needs to be playing regularly, especially is he is to force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England setup.

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In order to get the game time he needs, Lallana must leave Anfield, and Tyneside represents an ideal destination. 

Rafa Benitez’s side lack creativity. Lallana’s technical quality, vision, and ability to run with the ball and take on opponents should see him become the lynchpin in the Magpies’ attack. His presence ought to also get the best out of the likes of Salomon Rondon and Kenedy, whilst he would also provide some much needed competition for Ayoze Perez’s place in the starting XI.

A smart move for everyone 

Jurgen Klopp’s side could quite easily survive without the 34-cap England international, and at Newcastle, Lallana would stand a great chance of reviving his reputation and stagnating career.

Tactically, Lallana’s arrival would give Newcastle a new dimension that could make all the difference in their quest for top flight survival.

Even if Newcastle can’t find the funds to secure a permanent deal, a loan switch this month would make sense for all involved.