Liverpool are apparently keen on reigniting their interest in Jiangsu Suning’s Alex Teixeira ahead of a potential move next month, according to a report from The Daily Star via outlet Football Facts yesterday.
Teixeira previously came close to joining Liverpool during Klopp’s first transfer window at Anfield back in 2016, with Liverpool having a £24.5m bid rejected for his services by then-club Shakhtar Donetsk, who were holding out for £39m.
Instead of holding out for what was deemed as a ‘dream move’ to the Premier League at the time, Teixeira decided to sign for Chinese outfit Jiangsu Suning, who were willing to match Shakhtar’s asking price.
However, Teixeira is now hoping to move back to Europe after a three year stint in the Chinese Super League and a move to Anfield could be on his radar.
A silky playmaker who is also capable of operating as a striker, Teixeira has been in fine form since his move to Jiangsu, with 45 goals and 27 assists in all competitions since his move; he was instrumental in ending Dynamo Kiev’s domination in the Ukrainian league during his tenure at Shakhtar and at 28-years-old, is keen on showing this talent again.
Although there is no hiding the fact the Brazilian is a fine player, it would arguably be fair to say that Liverpool have moved on from his calibre of player since his failed move close to three years ago — it seems improbable to see him as anything more than a squad player if he came to Liverpool.