Liverpool are Very Close to signing Brazilian Attacker


According to reports doing the rounds this morning Liverpool are very close to signing Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira.

Liverpool came from behind on Saturday to claim an amazing 5-4 win against Norwich City at Carrow Road, have been looked in negotiations with the 26-year-old for the best part of last week.

Liverpool have had a £24 million bid already knocked back by the Ukrainian outfit, who are demanding £38 million for their star player.

Reports from negotiations yesterday claim that the Reds have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the former Vasco da Gama ace.

“FutbolUkraine claim that Teixeira has agreed personal terms with Reds and the only thing holding the transfer back is Shakhtar’s determination to receive £38m for their prized asset”

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is a big admirer of the Brazilian attacker, and would love to have him at Anfield, while at the same time saying he will not be held to ransom either.

He said: “We have money, but we are not in Disneyland and can say, ‘Come on, take what you want’. We have a budget, we work with it.