ADAM LALLANA is to undergo a medical at Brighton today after agreeing a three-year deal with the Seagulls, according to reports.
The creative midfielder’s six-year stay at Liverpool came to an end last week, as he got his hands on the Premier League trophy.
But having seen his playing time limited in the last couple of seasons, the 32-year-old has decided to move on to pastures new.
The ex-Southampton star, who joined Liverpool from St Mary’s for £25million in 2014, has reportedly agreed a three-year deal at the Amex in order to prolong his Premier League career.
And according to The Telegraph, he will undergo a medical today ahead of an official announcement.
Ahead of his Reds departure, Lallana admitted that he will likely face them at some point next season.
He said: “It’s going to be unfortunate I won’t get a chance to properly say goodbye.
“But I’m pretty sure I’ll be back at Anfield and hunting for three points against them.
“I’m sure they’ll give me a nice welcome and it’ll be nice to say goodbye properly and I’m sure that will happen next season at some point.”
According to Sky Sports, the former England midfielder has turned down a number of offers to join Graham Potter’s side, including that of Leicester City and former manager Brendan Rodgers.
Lallana was limited to just three starts and 12 substitute appearances in the Premier League this term.
But the classy technician did make a telling contribution, equalising for the Reds in the crunch match at Old Trafford back in October.
Overall he made 178 appearances across his spell at the club, winning the Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup along the way.
He will link up with a Brighton side appearing to be headed in the right direction under Graham Potter, adding experience to the Englishman’s youthful-looking South Coast outfit.
The Seagulls secured a 2-1 victory at Burnley yesterday to seal a 15th-place finish – comfortable avoiding the drop by seven points.
And with Lallana onboard next season, fans will be optimistic for a better campaign next time out.