James Milner: A New Chapter at Brighton

James Milner

Brighton & Hove Albion have announced the signing of James Milner, the seasoned England international, from Premier League rivals Liverpool. The transfer, which is free, involves a one-year contract at the Amex Stadium, with an option for a further 12 months.

Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton’s head coach, expressed his delight at the signing, stating, “I’m very glad to welcome James to Brighton. He’s an excellent addition for us and I’m sure he will help to bring us to an even higher level.

Milner’s illustrious career has seen him don the jerseys of Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Manchester City, before his eight-year stint at Liverpool. The 37-year-old midfielder has an impressive trophy cabinet, boasting the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup titles from his time at Anfield.

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This move comes as Brighton prepares for their maiden Europa League campaign. The club’s technical director, David Weir, highlighted the value of Milner’s experience, especially in European competition, as the Seagulls embark on this new journey.

Milner’s former Liverpool teammate, Adam Lallana, who will reunite with him at Brighton, believes that the club is building a strong character base. He praised Milner’s professionalism and expressed confidence that the veteran’s strengths would benefit the group.

Interestingly, Milner’s move to Brighton was not without drama. Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, had expressed a desire to retain Milner at the club. However, the club decided otherwise, allowing Milner to seek a new challenge. Klopp praised Milner as the ultimate role model, highlighting his exceptional attitude and readiness to give his all every day.