Former England midfielder Lallana returns to Southampton

football14 June 2024 21:08| © Reuters

Southampton have signed former England midfielder Adam Lallana on a one-year contract, the newly-promoted Premier League club said on Friday.

Lallana joined Southampton for a second spell after playing for the club from 2006-14.

He moved to Liverpool, winning the Champions League in 2018-19 and the Premier League in 2019-20, before signing for Brighton & Hove Albion.

"I'm extremely happy to come back to where it all started," Lallana said. "Although it sounds like a bit of a fairytale, in my head there's still a job to do and I'm really confident I've still got a lot to give to this football club."

The 36-year-old represented England on 34 occasions between 2013-2018, scoring three goals.

Southampton won promotion back to the Premier League by beating Leeds United 1-0 in the Championship playoff final in May.