Liverpool have tabled a rather large £24m offer for Alex Teixeira of Shakhtar Donetsk, the Brazilian attacker with 25 goals to his name this season.
His club want close to £38m, so there’s plenty of negotiation to be done, but Ian Ayre is in Florida right now in an attempt to make it happen.
Naturally, Liverpool fans lost their minds on the internet – as hype grew about the potentially very exciting January signing.
All I’ve asked for his goals this past month. Alex Teixeira would stop me moaning.
— SH1906 (@SH_LFC) January 21, 2016
Huge news! Out of nowhere. LFC in for Shakhtar’s Alex Teixeira. Has scored 26 goals in 25 games this season. £24.5m bid gone in, say Echo.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) January 21, 2016
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) January 21, 2016
Alex Teixeira is also a player I have admired for some time, but like Roberto Firmino, not sure if he is suited to the Premier League
— Sanoj (@britishblackman) January 21, 2016
Alex Teixeira. Can score in one-on-one situations. Sign him up.
— Anthony Casey (@anthony_casey) January 21, 2016
— Xavier Lutta (@Luttxav) January 21, 2016
22 goals in 15 leage games for Shakhtar this season. Alex Teixeira would be wonderful.
— Ferg (@fergmilligan) January 21, 2016
I’ve only seen Alex Teixeira play once, against Real at home last season. He was sensational in that game- Get it done Ian #LFC
— James (@Lausters) January 21, 2016
So nerves right now. We’ve bid for Alex Teixeira. Pleaseeeeeee don’t mess this up @LFC
— Kloppite (@PessimisticRed_) January 21, 2016
What a signing Alex Teixeira would be for Liverpool, great player. Many good seasons with him on Football Manager
— Joe Ham (@Joeh_93) January 21, 2016