Adam Lallana has dropped a big hint that he will reject the advances of Liverpool and Manchester United this summer to remain at Southampton, according to the Mirror.
The paper claims that the England international, fresh from winning Southampton’s Player of the Year award, told how he wanted to “keep progressing with the club,” perhaps highlighting that he will remain with them beyond the summer. Recent reports have insinuated that United and Liverpool would stand at opposite sides of a transfer tug of war for Lallana at the end of the season, with speculation even insisting that the Anfield club were favourites to be his team in time for next term.
However Lallana told how he was happy with his current outfit, and made comments which some believe are in tandem with his desire to remain at St. Mary’s.
"I've been here since I was 12 and I want to keep progressing with the club,” the 25-year-old said.
"I've got a great relationship with the fans. We've been on a journey, and this is the icing on the cake."
Coming off the back of a sensational Premier League season, Lallana ranks amongst the most-wanted prospects ahead of this summer’s transfer window, and it will most definitely come as a blow to his suitors should he decide to repay the faith shown by Southampton and rebuff advances in the coming months.