When his contract with Liverpool expires, midfielder James Milner will join Brighton.
When James Milner’s contract with Liverpool expires at the end of June, he will sign a one-year deal with Brighton.
During his eight years at Anfield, the 37-year-old won six significant awards, including the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League.
Earlier on Wednesday, Brighton sealed the club-record acquisition of Brazilian forward Joao Pedro from Watford.
James is quite welcome at Brighton, according to coach Roberto De Zerbi.
He’s a great addition to our team, and I have no doubt that he will help us reach new heights.
Following a sixth-place league result that won a Europa League slot, the Seagulls will play in Europe for the first time the following season.
After two outstanding seasons, Brighton views Milner’s expertise as possibly essential in their quest to secure another top-10 Premier League result.
“His experience speaks for itself with the number of games he has played and the trophies he has won throughout a decorated career,” technical director David Weir said.
The fact that these games include European competition will be very helpful to us as we begin our first season in Europe.
Milner joined Liverpool in 2015, under Brendan Rodgers’ leadership, and helped the team win its first Premier League championship in 2020.
He played for Newcastle United, Aston Villa, and Manchester City after starting his career with Leeds United.
In addition to winning the FA Cup, League Cup, and Community Shield during his five years at City, he assisted the team in capturing its first top-flight championship in 44 years.
With 619 total games, Milner ranks third among Premier League players, behind only Ryan Giggs (632) and Gareth Barry (652).
In addition, he earned 61 caps for England, playing for his nation at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.