Liverpool have received a massive boost in their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira after the player revealed that he wants to secure his transfer in the January transfer window.
Liverpool, along with Chelsea, have been involved in the pursuit of the 26-year old and reports claimed that Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has flown to Shakhtar’s winter base in Florida to submit a proposal for the Brazilian’s signatures.
Up until now reports have suggested that Ukrainian club is not keen on letting their player leave in January and will only allow a summer transfer for the player.
However, Teixeira has now revealed that he wants to move in January transfer window and has informed the club of his decision. He also confirmed that Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in his services.
Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Globo, he said: “I would like to move in this transfer window and have told them [Shakhtar] that. They have received a very good offer, and they are working on a solution. But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer.”
“After six years in Europe and with Shakhtar we are ready to move, and I have spoken to my wife and daughter. It is my desire to move to a big league, and I know that the English league is very strong.
“I am ready, and I know that I will grow up a lot there. I am aware that two big clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are interested, but I haven’t given my word to either of them.
“I am not ruling out other leagues, but I do want to play in the Premier League. In my mind, it is the strongest in the world. I want a challenge and to further my career there.
“My aim is to move to a big club so that I can well there and get a place in the Brazil squad. Everyone knows that it is hard to achieve, and I need to leave here to achieve that goal.”
Latest reports coming from Futbol Ukraine even claims Alex Teixeira already agreed personal terms with Liverpool. Clubs now have to agree transfer fee.