West Ham were linked with a move for Liverpool ace Adam Lallana earlier this month by the Telegraph.
It seems as though the Hammers will have to act fast if they want to sign the 31-year-old, however.
Sky Sports claims that Leicester have already made an initial approach to Adam Lallana’s representatives about a potential summer move.
The 34-capped England international will be available on a free transfer in the summer, and the BBC are reporting that Liverpool have no plans to offer the play-maker a new deal.
And with Leicester reportedly already having made contact with Lallana’s agents, West Ham must move quickly if they are to stand a genuine chance of signing the Reds ace.
Lallana has made 13 Premier League appearances for the Reds this season, racking up one goal and one assist. In 194 career Premier League appearances, the 31-year-old has scored 30 goals and registered 28 assists (premierleague.com).
In 13 league outings this season, the Liverpool man has averaged 0.2 shots, 0.3 key passes and 0.2 dribbles per game. Those numbers are far from impressive, but in fairness to him, in those 13 games, he has only played a total of 339 minutes (Who Scored).
The Englishman has excelled in other areas, possessing an impressive pass completion rate of 83.4% (Who Scored).
Sometimes stats don’t tell the entire story, however.
Lallana has been a very good player throughout the years, although his recent injury record is cause for concern.
His availability on a free might just make signing him worth the risk for West Ham, however.
With Leicester already making moves though, the Hammers had better get moving if they want to bring the experienced Liverpool midfielder to the London Stadium in the summer.