Liverpool ready themselves for incoming bid for Brazilian

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With Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, James Milner, Marko Grujic and perhaps Gini Wijnaldum all competing for two spots in the midfield double-pivot, it looks like our longest serving player Lucas could be on his way.

Turkish outlet Fanatik claim Galatasaray have made the Brazilian a summer priority and are lining up a £2.5m opening bid.

He’s currently injured though, and there’s been no confirmation as to how long he’ll be on the sidelines having picked up a hamstring problem in our pre-season friendly with Huddersfield.

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“Things like this happen – that’s how it is. It’s always unlucky and never in the right moment, but we have to wait for the exact assessment,” Jurgen Klopp told the official website.

Lucas has been with Liverpool since 2007, when Rafa Benitez signed him from Gremio. There have been occasions when he’s been one of the first names on the team-sheet, but injuries and manager changes have seen his stock fluctuate during that period.

He’s a loyal servant and fans will be sad to see him go, but we’re pretty well covered in central midfield and in defence, now Ragnar Klavan has arrived to compete for a starting spot at the back.

As well as Lucas, it looks like Joe Allen will depart, with Liverpool accepting a bid of £13m bid for the Welshman from Stoke City, with Swansea set to match it (via BBC Sport).


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