Brighton have actually finished an offer to sign Liverpool midfielder James Milner on a totally free transfer.
The 37-year-old left Liverpool at the end of the 2022/23 season after 8 projects with Jurgen Klopp’s team and has actually signed a 1 year offer on the south coast, with the alternative of an extra year.
Throughout his time at Anfield, Milner made 332 looks in all competitors and won 7 significant prizes – consisting of the Premier League in 2020 and the Champions League in 2019.
With 619 top-flight looks to his name given that his launching in November 2002, he sits 3rd on the all-time list of looks, 13 behind Ryan Giggs and 33 behind present leader Gareth Barry.
Milner’s huge experience in European competitors will be invited by Brighton employer Roberto De Zerbi, as he leads the Seagulls into the Europa League for the very first time in club history.
After Brighton revealed Milner’s arrival, De Zerbi stated, “I’m extremely grateful to invite James to Brighton. He’s an exceptional addition for us and I make sure he will assist to bring us to an even greater level.”
Milner ends up being Brighton’s 2nd arrival of the summer season after they clinched a club-record offer for Watford’s Joao Pedro for around ₤ 20m
‘ Milner blown away by De Zerbi’s strategies’
Sky Sports News’ Melissa Reddy:
Milner likewise got interest from Burnley however was blown away by De Zerbi’s tactical development, which has actually seen both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp applaud Brighton’s football.
Milner, who will mark 22 seasons in the Premier League in the brand-new project, represents an extension of Brighton’s policy to stabilize remarkable young skill with a core group of skilled leaders that set requirements on and off the pitch.
Milner has actually heard testaments of how fantastic De Zerbi is with the senior statesmen in the team, seeing them more than simply gamers however instructors – even to the training personnel.
The 37-year-old sees the switch as a chance to more obstacle himself by getting used to fresh needs and assisting Brighton’s conveyor belt of skill to use themselves in the most expert method.
The club think Milner’s conditioning belies his age and his adaptability will be well utilized by De Zerbi, specifically if European football is protected.
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