JAMES MILNER SET TO BE LIVERPOOL’S FIRST 2015/16 SIGNING
Liverpool fans hoping to get some quality addition to the squad were greeted by a happy news on Thursday as it was announced that the England international had agreed personal terms with the club. The former Manchester City midfielder will soon undergo a medical after which the pen will be put to paper for finalizing the deal on July 1, when his deal with City expires.
Milner recently finished his five season tenure as a player with Manchester City, after which he would become a free transfer. Reports suggest that Milner refused a higher weekly wage offer of £160,000 from City, in favour of Liverpool. It’s been speculated that Milner opted to sign for the Reds on the condition that he would be guaranteed first-team football. Besides that his admiration for the current Reds manager Brendan Rodgers, is also believed to be one of the factors luring him to Anfield.
The experienced midfielder is also rumored to have been offered a weekly wage of £150,000, which could make him the highest paid footballer in the club.
Milner’s journey as a professional footballer started with Leeds United in 2002, where the 29 year old made 48 appearances. Milner had also represented Swindon Town, Newcastle United and Aston Villa, before signing for Manchester City. He made his debut for the England national team in 2009 and has made 53 appearances.