Adam David Lallana
(born 10 May 1988) is an English footballer
who currently plays as an attacking midfielder
. Born in St Albans
, Lallana began his career with Southampton as a youth player in 2000. He signed professional terms in 2006, and has remained with the club since.
Lallana was born in St Albans
but moved to the Iford area of Bournemouth
when he was five years old.
Lallana was a member of the Bournemouth
Centre of Excellence, where his rich potential was eventually spotted by a talent scout from Southampton
, with Lallana snapped up by the then-Premier League
club, joining the Saints Academy
as a 12-year old in 2000. Southampton paid £3,000 compensation to Bournemouth with further payments of £5,000 and £10,000 when he signed scholarship and professional contracts respectively. The contract with Southampton provides for Bournemouth to receive 25% of any transfer fee, in addition to the payments already made.
Lallana was involved in Southampton's FA Youth Cup
squads of 2004–05
, when they reached the final and semi-final respectively.
Lallana joined the first team squad in July 2006, making his debut on 23 August 2006, in a 5–2 victory over Yeovil Town
, in the League Cup
. On 31 October 2006 he signed a new contract to keep him at Southampton until December 2009. On 9 October 2007 he joined... Read More