Liverpool FC’s search for a new attacker seems to have taken a blow, with Shakhtar Donetsk rejecting a fresh bid by the Reds for their Brazilian talisman Alex Teixeira.
The Reds have struggled with the striker position ever since the departure of Uruguayan star Luis Suarez last season, and their current strikers are just not making the cut. While Daniel Sturridge is suffering from different kinds of injuries, Christian Benteke has just not been consistent enough for Klopp to trust him with a start in every game.
The German manager’s stop-gap solution seems to be Roberto Firmino, but the Brazilian has been playing more as a false no. 9 rather than as a striker. Thus, Liverpool FC have been chasing the signature of Teixeira for some time now. According to Daily Mail, the Reds have even launched a second bid, which has been rejected by the Ukranian club.
Liverpool FC nowhere near Shakhtar’s asking price
While Transfermarkt values Teixeira at around £23 million pounds, Shakhtar Donetsk are believed to be asking for much more than that. Although it is not quite clear what the amount they are asking for is, Liverpool FC’s second bid for Teixeira reported to be at around £28 million has been rejected by Shakhtar. Their first bid was said to be at around £24.5 million.
Teixeira on the radar of top European Clubs
The Brazilian has been a prolific goalscorer for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukranian league, netting 22 times so far in just 15 appearances. Liverpool FC’s Premier League rivals Chelsea FC have also been heavily linked with a move for the player in the summer. The likes of FC Bayern Munich, and PSG are also said to be interested in the Brazilian.