James Milner will join Brighton this summer on a free transfer. The 37-year-old’s contract with the Reds ends in June. Burnley and other teams were defeated by Brighton to get his services.
This might be the last season for the Veteran in Liverpool as there are news sparking about his transfer to Brighton.
The first time Milner visited Anfield was in the summer of 2015 when Brendan Rodgers was the manager. The former player for Manchester City, Newcastle, Leeds United, and Aston Villa has now made 328 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.
The club has won several titles over that period, including the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the Champions League. However, this season, opportunities have dried up for the 61-time England international.
Veteran James Milner to join Brighton
The 37-year-old’s contract at Anfield ends at the end of this season, and the Seagulls have outbid at least three other teams, including Burnley, to sign him.
With this move, Milner will complete his eight-year career in Merseyside, where he made 328 appearances and won six prestigious awards. Although it is believed that Jurgen Klopp wanted to keep Milner at Anfield for another season, there were reportedly no formal conversations between Milner and club officials as Brighton made a compelling case for him to sign with them for the next campaign.
Milner will now pair up with former Reds teammate Adam Lallana at the Amex Stadium. Milner’s decision to leave Liverpool was recently asked to be reconsidered, but the deal with Brighton is now all but done.
Liverpool’s free transfer list
As Klopp begins one of the busiest transfer windows of his reign, Milner will follow Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Roberto Firmino in departing Liverpool for free this summer.
The Reds are interested in acquiring Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton and Argentina, as well as Mason Mount of Chelsea, while there have lately been significant links to Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich. Klopp has made no secret of his desire to recruit first-team players this summer.