Liverpool agree fee for Southampton striker Rickie Lambert
According to various sources, Liverpool have agreed the fee for the Saints striker Rickie Lambert.
The Merseyside Reds have agreed the fee for Lambert near to £4 millions plus add-ons to bring him to Anfield as their first summer signing. Lambert has become the third transfer target for Brendan Rodgers in Southampton after making a move for their captain – Adam Lallana and defender Dejan Lovren.
The 32-year-old England International, who has played in all the four divisions in England, has had a dream season with the Saints scoring 13 goals in 37 games. After his stellar performance for Southampton, he has been picked up by Roy Hodgson in the World Cup squad ahead of Andy Carroll and Jermaine Defoe.
Rickie Lambert will undergo a medical at Liverpool on Satuday before he leaves for Miami with the England World Cup squad on Sunday. Rickie Lambert is also looking forward to the dream move to the club he has supported since childhood.
Brendan Rodgers is keen on finding a supplement to his attacking line of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in order to cope up with the demands of Champions League football next season. While Iago Aspas, his secondary striker, is struggling to make an impact, the arrival of the experienced Lambert will add to the fire power of Liverpool’s attack. Lambert’s strength combined with his good aerial ability will open up different attacking options for Brendan Rodgers.
Southampton is unlikely to hinder the ageing striker’s dream move as the deal fetches a significant amount of returns for the £1 million they spent on acquiring him back in 2009 from Bristol Rovers.