Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have had a turbulent week on so with the transfer gossip and their weekend has got off to a poor start this afternoon, as they’ve read that a targeted signing is off the cards.
The Liverpool Echo states that the Reds hunt for Shakhtar Donetsk ace Alex Teixeira has hit a dead end, with the Ukrainian side indicating they will not sell the Brazilian for anything less than his release clause.
Jurgen Klopp’s side seemed to have moved ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea in the pecking order for the 26-year-old but saw several bids rejected last week. Now, it’s reported that a fee for Teixeira must match his £54.3m release clause.
Liverpool are keen to improve their attacking options before Monday’s deadline slams shut as their current crop are struggling to put in the performances they’re expected to, particularly with £32.5m Christian Benteke yet to replicate his form from Aston Villa and Daniel Sturridge failing to find regular fitness.
Our landlord believes Liverpool have dug themselves into this mess by moving so late and states this could come Klopp’s men in the long-term.
Liverpool fans, how big a blow will not landing Teixeira be? Let us know in the comments below!