Alex Teixeira

Teixeira Finally Moving to Chelsea as Shakhtar Donetsk’s Manager SANCTIONS the Deal

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira.

Recent reports have even suggested that the Blues have already agreed on a £30m deal for the Brazilian star. But if the Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu’s comments are anything to go by, a January move looks highly unlikely.

Lucescu supports Teixeira’s move to Samford Bridge, but he has made it clear that any possible move will happen in summer. He also accepted the fact that the Ukrainian club will have to sell their star player if a suitable offer comes in.

“If there is an offer that will satisfy both player and the club I will fully support his move,” said Lucescu.

“At the moment, Alex is Shakhtar’s player. We’ll see in the summer, now there’s no point talking about it. This year, he needs to play so that he grows even more, despite the fact that Alex’s level is very high even today.”

He also revealed his willingness in letting his players go and prove themselves for bigger clubs.

“I want to see my players perform in the best, top teams in Europe. This means that both my assistants and I have not been working in vain for so many years,” added the Shakhtar manager.

“We signed players, who were 17-19, and brought them to the level of the top clubs. I wonder how many coaches in Europe are working based on such a scheme?”

The 26-year old has been in spectacular form this season and has scored 22 goals in 15 league appearances for his club. He also scored three Champions League goals for Shakhtar, but couldn’t help them qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.
He joined Shakhtar in December 2009 from Brazilian club Vasco da Gama for a reported fee of 6 million euros. He has won five league titles with Shakhtar since his arrival at the club.

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