Bid ACCEPTED, Medical DONE – Liverpool To Completes Yet ANOTHER Transfer

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is set to player for West Bromich Albion next season after both clubs agree a £3m deal for the player to leave Anfield.

This is as per Goal who claims Christian Benteke will now take up the No.9 shirt previously worn by Lambert during his unsuccessful spell at the club. The forward scored just two goals for the Kops last season as he struggled for a starting shirt in the team, and is now set for a medical ahead of his proposed move to the Hawthorns.

Albion boss Tony Pulis has been keen to add more depth to his striking options and Lambert will now arrive at the club after the successful completion of a medical.

The 33-year old joined Liverpool from Southampton last summer – a summer where the Saints were raided of some integral players. The Reds robbed them of Lambert and Adam Lallana, while Calum Chambers also left the St. Mary’s to join Arsenal. However, Lambert found it difficult to earn a starting berth at his boyhood club with a return of only two Premier League goals.

His poor form plus the woefulness of Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge’s recurrent injury cost the Reds a top four finish and Rodgers had quickly moved to augment his attack with the acquisitions of Danny Ings and Christian Benteke.

Divock Origi has also arrived from his loan spell at Lille, meaning Lambert will fall down the pecking order the more. Tottenham were also rumoured to be keen on the English international striker but he turned down a reunion with his former boss.

In the meantime, Lambert’s exit makes sense on some levels for the Anfield club as it will allow them free their wage bill putting it into consideration that seven new players have been added to their wage structure.

Lambert is now set to end his nightmarish spell at Anfield and Westbrom will be hoping the former Southampton ace hits the form he showed during his time with the Saints.