Speaking to NBC Sports, Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira said that he has been left frustrated after Shakhtar Donetsk rejected Liverpool’s offer for his services. Looking to move to England, the attacking midfielder claimed that his agent was still trying to secure his move to Liverpool in the winter transfer window.
Liverpool have targeted Alex Teixeira as a possible recruit with Jurgen Klopp keen on bolstering the team’s attack this season. However,their bid was rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, leaving the player visibly ‘frustrated’.
Shakhtar Donetsk rejected the only offer received from Liverpool
As reported by Sky Sports, Alex Teixeira confirmed that Liverpool did make an official offer for the midfielder which was subsequently rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk. Leaving no stone unturned to complete the move in this transfer window, Teixeira went so far as to say that he would be honoured ‘to defend the Liverpool shirt’.
“The team received one official offer from Liverpool. It was rejected. I don’t know why
“It was a great offer. It is frustrating. But the manager and the club president decided against it. So now I am just waiting, trying to be patient.
“Liverpool is a huge club. So many great players have passed through there. It would be an honour to defend the Liverpool shirt.”
Agent still trying to complete the move
Though the official offer has been rejected by the club, Liverpool could still end up signing Alex Teixeira who claimed that his agent was ‘attempting everything possible’ to complete his move to Anfield.
“I know my agent is still attempting everything possible to help me get to Liverpool.”
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool make a higher bid for the Brazilian who has been vocal in his desire to play under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. Alex Teixeira has been in a terrific form this season and has already scored a total of 26 goals in as many matches. With just days left to go before the end of this transfer window, Shakhtar Donetsk have the upper hand in the bargaining process. Liverpool will have to either meet their demands or risk losing the player to another club this summer.