There are wide spread rumours that Southampton talisman Rickie Lambert is on the verge of sealing his dream move to boyhood heroes Liverpool.
There has been a flurry of messages on ‘Transfer News’ twitter account by fans who have inundated the page with the news that the England forward has undergone a medical, after a fee was agreed between Southampton and the Anfield club.
The Guardian have also recently added substance to the stories by confirming the speculation that Southampton have indeed agreed a £4million fee with Liverpool for the transfer of Lambert, who has two years left on his contract with the St Mary's club.
The move to Liverpool for Lambert, who has been a lifelong fan of the club, would cap a remarkable rise for the 31-year-old Scouser, who has risen from depths of non-league football to the dizzying heights of the 2014 World Cup in little over a decade.
After successful spells at Stockport, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers - where he scored a combined total of 98 goals - he was rewarded with a £1million move to Southampton in 2009. Still, at that time the St Mary's club was struggling in the relative obscurity of League One.
Fast forward five years, however, and the big Englishmen has enjoyed one of the most successful seasons of his career, having been integral to Southampton’s highest ever Premier League finish which saw him hit the net 14 times in 39 appearances. His rich vein of form throughout the season with his club was rewarded with a dream World Cup call to Roy Hodgson’s England squad.
He already become a cult hero with the England fans when he scored on his debut for his country against the Auld Enemy Scotland in a friendly fixture last year. Lambert’s football fairytale is set to continue as he will start the new season with his boyhood heroes Liverpool.
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