“Staggeringly brilliant” – Liverpool supporters react to big-money bid for Alex Teixeira

on 21.01.2016


Thursday morning delivered hugely unexpected news, in Liverpool’s £25 million bid for Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira.

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Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre is said to have travelled to Florida to discuss a possible move for Teixeira this January.

Shakhtar are at a winter training camp in Miami, and Ayre will be confident that, despite the initial offer being below the Ukrainian club’s valuation for the attacking midfielder, a deal can be agreed.

Reports of Liverpool’s bid for Teixeira came out of the blue, provoking considerable reaction on Twitter.

Some focussed on the merits of signing another fleet-footed, Brazilian to add to Jurgen Klopp‘s attacking ranks.

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While others sought out the numbers.


Many praised the club’s under-the-radar transfer business, noting widespread reports of a move for Southampton’s Shane Long.

‘ptt’ in the forums commented:

Seems to have superb composure in front of and a good eye for goal plus a real dogged tenacity. Won’t get as many dodgey keepers over here (except in training) but looks like a real player :-)

Come on Ian, get him signed!

Naturally, with Teixeira plying his trade in only Brazil and the Ukraine so far throughout his career, some had never heard of the 26-year-old.

Finally, with Liverpool’s injury problems attack well known, journalist Melissa Reddy highlighted Teixeira’s physical robustness:

How do you feel about Liverpool’s £25 million move for Alex Teixeira? Let us know in the comments below.

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