English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool has agreed to terms with Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira. It’s only a matter of time before the Brazilian makes his move to Anfield.
The 26-year-old Brazilian is a long time target for Liverpool and the Reds have been trying to convince Shakhtar of releasing the player. However, they seem to have finally convinced the Ukrainian club for a fee of around £37.6 million (US $53.6 million), according to FutbolUkraine.
Teixeira in contracted to Shakhtar until 2018 and there is no pressure on the Ukranian club to sell the Brazilian. However, the money Liverpool is offering will be hard to refuse.
Teixeira could be a major asset to Liverpool with the attacking midfielder seen as a major threat in front of goal and has already bagged a total of 22 goals from 15 league appearances, according to WhoScored.com.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is believed to be highly interested in signing the Brazilian and the former Borussia Dortmund manager feels that Teixeira would suit perfectly in his line up. Teixeira would definitely be a better attacking option than the ones Liverpool currently have.
Liverpool are looking to push into the top-four of the Premier League and Teixeira’s inclusion into the starting XI would be a big help in the second half of the season.
Considering the amount Liverpool is set to pay, it can prove expensive if the transfer flops. However, betting on Teixeira could be well worth it for the Merseyside club. Liverpool have got the money to spend, hence, missing out on a player of Teixeira’s caliber could prove costly for the Reds in the longer run.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are also looking at signing Leicester City’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Klopp wants a competition for the current Liverpool No.1, Simon Mignolet in the squad, according to The Mirror.
Schmeichel has played a huge role in Leicester’s fantastic 2015-16 Premier League campaign.
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