James Milner will join Brighton at the end of the season after the veteran midfielder spent eight years at Liverpool.
Transfer Guru Fabrizio Romano announced the news on Twitter on Friday confirming that the Liverpool man will be a Brighton player from this summer.
Fabrizio tweeted: “Brighton are set to sign James Milner, here we go — the final proposal and all the clauses have been accepted. Deal will be valid until June 2024.”
Milner has enjoyed a successful eight years at Liverpool, making 328 appearances and winning a Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup, FA Cup, and League Cup.
De Zerbi’s men are set to play in the Europa League next season and want to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
Reports have it that Brighton wants James Milner because of his vast experience and the amount of leadership he could add to the team if they make it to Europe next season.
Futballnews understands that Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp wanted to keep James Milner with the intent to rebuild his midfield.
The veteran midfielder has only played 27 games for the Reds in the Premier League this season and have only started six.
He has fallen off the pecking order at Anfield. His last top-flight start came over two months ago against Crystal Palace.
“We have different plans for Milly but Milly wants to keep playing,’ Jurgen Klopp said.
‘When you see him play the other night I think everyone understands that. You can’t judge him normal for his age. He is 37, doesn’t look a day like this when he is in training.”
“He is an incredibly important player and in this game (Wolves) you saw on the pitch as well. It is not that Milly expects to play 64 games a season but in 64 games a season Milly could be extremely important. That is how it is. Milly has reached 600 games and most of them for Liverpool.”
“There might be more fancy players out there but no one with a similar mind-set and that makes him incredibly valuable for us. And it is not because I am too loyal. It is just a fact,” Klopp concluded.
James Philip Milner MBE is an English footballer who was born 4 January 1986 and plays as a midfielder for Liverpool.
Milner is a versatile player and has played in multiple positions, including on the wing, in midfield and at full-back.
Milner is not just talented in football, he is also renowned for his skills in cricket, and long-distance running.
He has been a supporter of Leeds United from childhood, before joining the Leeds Youth Academy in 1996.
He finally made his debut for the first team in 2002 when he was 16 and gained fame as the youngest player to score in the Premier League.
The Englishman later went on loan to Swindon Town to gain further first-team experience.
Milner was sold to Newcastle United after Leeds United were relegated at the end of the 2003–04 season.
At Newcastle, James Milner made over 100 appearances for the club and won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2006, and spent a year on loan at Aston Villa, before signing for Aston Villa permanently in 2008.
Manchester City signed James Milner after he won PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2010 and he went on to win two Premier Leagues, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one FA Community Shield.
He joined Liverpool in 2015 as a free agent and due to his vast experience and leadership, he was made the vice-captain of the club.
With Liverpool, James Milner won the UEFA Champions League in 2019, as well as his third Premier League title, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and another FA Cup and EFL Cup title.
James Milner Stats
In the 2022/23 Premier League season, James Milner has player 6 matches (plus 21 as a sub) but has not registered a goal in this campaign.
He averages 19 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 82% and has 1 assist.
While in the Champions League, he has played 3 matches (plus 5 as a sub), and failed to score nor assist.
James Milner’s Net Worth
James Milner is one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League and here is everything you need to know about his net worth and market value.
Milner has a net worth of 32 million euros according to wtfoot.com.
The former Newcastle midfielder signed for Liverpool in 2015 for a whopping salary of 6.8 Million Euro annually which means he earns around 130k per week.
The English midfielder is valued at 2 million Euros in the transfer market currently.