Liverpool shocked as Teixeira release clause revealed

Date published: Friday 29th January 2016 10:36

Alex Teixeira: Claims Liverpool approach was 'windy'

Alex Teixeira: Claims Liverpool approach was 'windy'

Shakhtar Donetsk have declared they will not sell Liverpool target Alex Teixeira until then end of the season and not for less than £53million.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder is wanted by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield and the club are believed to have had bids of £24.6million and £28million for the player rejected after chief executive Ian Ayre travelled to Florida to open talks with the Ukrainian side.

Chelsea are also believed to be monitoring Teixeira, but the news of the 26-year-old’s €70m (£53m) release clause is unlikely to see a deadline-day move from Stamford Bridge, while Liverpool are now unlikely to wrap up a deal for the player who has scored 26 goals this season.

Shakhtar general director, Sergiy Palkin, insisted on Friday that they would only be willing to sell Teixeira if somebody matched the inflated £53million buyout – the first time such a clause has been mentioned.

“Liverpool’s offer stopped at €32m with a €4m bonus,” Palkin told TV programme Football 1.

“This is the last number that was announced. Our position is that we do not want to sell Teixeira today.

“We will sell him only at the end of the season. We need to have some good results in the Europa League and the Ukraine championship. At the end of the season we will sit down at the negotiating table.

“Teixeira has a compensation charge in his contract – the price is €70m. Please, if someone wants him – let them come and declare themselves.”

Earlier this week Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu had tipped Alex Teixeira to be a huge success at Anfield and claimed he was worth  €50m, but his value has now rocketed.

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    Matthew Briggs
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    Shakhtar Donetsk have declared they will not sell Liverpool target Alex Teixeira until then end of the season and not for less than £53m.

    [See the full post at: Liverpool shocked as Teixeira release clause revealed]

    #827243
    mohamed Afrika
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    can Klop sign us reus and subotic to help us with some attacking and defensive abilities,and medals will be a guarrantee!

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    MrMakaveli
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    The player should have been more careful in his contract negotiations. He’s been there for 6 years, is now 26. Did he expect to stay there forever? Well it’s completely out of his hands now because himself and his agent dropped the ball.

    If Liverpool pay that mad money, he’s want to turn out to be Suarez.

    #827339
    Narthraal
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    Thats just crazy money

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    Derek Wirral
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    And he’s not even got any international caps!!!!

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    finn_red
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    Better NOT to deal with them at all, they are simply sharks and totally unreliable. Shame, but there will be other players.

    #827882

    Riz-Man
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    For the sake of suarezsteeth’s sanity, please, FSG, meet the buyout clause ;o)

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    MrMakaveli
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    For the sake of my sanity, please FSG do not meet that insane clause.

    Yes it’s true that the PL clubs have loads of cash now and more in the future, so everyone else will want more from us but you know what also comes with that? Players will want to come here more and more.

    We do not need to give in to insane demands as the draw from a powerful club such as ours will prevail eventually. Maybe not in this case but do you think that Teixeira wishes that he had a sensible release clause inserted now?

    You bet your *** he does.

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    nine nine nine
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    I suspect it’s just a tactic to get the best price they can when they eventually sell him.

    I don’t suppose even Shaktar expect to get £53m for an uncapped player.

    #827957
    gabara
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    Didn’t Teixeira know about the release clause when he said we put in a very good offer? Didn’t Shakhtar’s coach know about the release clause when he said Teixeira could leave for £38m?

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    nine nine nine
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    gabara, both good points.

    Though it’s not in Teixeira’s remit to decide what is a very good offer for him or not,and that Shaktar priced him at £38m and would have probably accepted a £30m bid plus decent add ons.

    The buy out clauses in players contracts are often meaningless and often don’t reflect the real value of the player in the market place.

    #827993
    gabara
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    I am not really convinced there is a release clause signed. As Mark Lawrenceson said, “Have you ever been to that city? I have and it’s like the Wild West. The owner might say he wants €30m for a player and then you offer him that and he then tells you he’s changed his mind and the price is now €40m.”.

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    MrMakaveli
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    Buy-out clauses are usually have non-disclosure attached to them AFAIK too.

    it matters not though, Liverpool would be mad to pay that much money. I mean, they talk about him being as good as Di maria etc etc but the fact is, Di Maria is a world famous international footballer. Teixeira is not.

    I want Liverpool to sign top players as much as any fan and Teixeira may prove to be of that quality some day but right now, his stature within the game is a fraction of that of Di Maria. So basically, we should be telling Shaktar to jog on.

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    Tomk
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    Its called the murky world of horse trading! The transfer window will be closing shortly and as usual there’ll be last minute deals done. I say drop the interest go get Ibrahimovic!

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    Mikus
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    In some ways I wish news of this potential transfer had never got out. We have, in my opinion, tried to be purely opportunistic in signing Teixeira. We identified him, put up a reasonable offer, and now the selling club has, like Konoplyanka it seems, took the mick as negotiations progressed.

    I’ve been critical over FSG as I’ve posted recently, but I will defend them in this situation.

    #828128

    nine nine nine
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    Mikus, I’m not sure that’s true Chelsea have followed Teixiera for a while and where put off making an offer when they learned from Shaktar what they were looking for and Shaktar said from the beginning to Liverpool they wanted 50m Euros for Teixiera.

    If Liverpool had offered that or close to that the deal would almost certainly have been done by now Liverpool offered substantially below what Shaktar wanted, and have allegedly made but one offer that and haven’t moved.

    Personally I still don’t think this deal is necessarily dead Liverpool have stuck on their original offer Shaktar have now said they want the buy out clause of 70m Euros it’s a game of bluff and counter bluff by Shaktar to drive the price up and by Liverpool to pay the lowest fee they can for him but there is still time for both sides to move a tad. I reckon circa £30m with maybe £4/£5m of add ons might get him by Monday if Liverpool were prepared to go that far. We’ll see.

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    Spodge
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    I’m fed up to the back teeth of Liverpool trying to sign top players by making offers that have NO chance of succeeding.The same thing happened with Konoplayanka, Willian and others too numerous to list.When will a Liverpool manager actually get his first choice players? Same small minded attitude applied to Deli Ali! The manager gets judged by his team position in relation to the Manchester clubs and Chelsea but his has to operate at a disadvantage! Very depressing.Why don’t we offer £30m to Barca for Suarez back or £40 to Madrid for Bale? Bunch of amateurs.

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    redrob
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    I’m hoping 999 is right on this and something can happen. Otherwise look elsewhere evdn though it’s late. If Ayre znd FSG are cute they have backup plan!

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    Mikus
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    999, it’s a fair point. I think we always play these kind of transfers opportunistically, i.e. offer a reasonable amount, and if we get them, bonus. If not, we just shrug our shoulders and walk off.

    This is a key sticking point with our fans. We overpay & waste money on some players, yet these kind of ones, we just offer a base value & walk away if not accepted. With this one, it’s hard to know what’s going on. You may well be right that £35 mil may get him. If we truly believe this player will take us to the next level, and has been well scouted, then we should put a good offer in. If we do that and still no dice, I won’t criticise them. There has to be a ceiling somewhere.

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    suarezsteeth
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    Spodge, what’s also worrying is, we’ve managed to attract a manager who was wanted by a lot of other top clubs,and we’re still messing about like we were before,with these unrealistic bids. If you’re FSG,and you’ve got Klopp in,wouldn’t you want to try everything you possibly could to convince him that you’re not completely incompetent,and you can actually deliver the player he wants? And the argument that he costs too much etc,they can’t use that as an excuse when they gave Rodgers over £60m to spend on Firmino and Benteke,and then sack him 9 games into a season. We were linked with Subotic (a player who Klopp knows very well),and yet,we end up with Steven Caulker instead,a player who was given the runaround by Divock Origi in the cup match. We needed a new keeper,so what we do? Recall Danny Ward, and reward Butterfingers with a 5 year contract (I still don’t buy all that “Mignolet is my man,he’s one of the smartest keepers I’ve ever had”bollocks,I mean come on,the lad has been booked for time wasting,then did it again a few games later. Smart? I don’t think so). In my opinion, that was Klopp not wanting to rock the boat with the owners,seen as he’s new to the club and all that jazz. If FSG continually let him down in the future with transfer deals,I don’t think he will hold his tongue. A friend just told me that,he’s basically saying in interviews ” well,we have to be careful with funds,as we have a new stand to pay for” (if anyone can clarify that for me,it’d be much appreciated). The stand is not Klopp’s problem. His job is to win football matches for Liverpool, and FSG’s job (well,one of them at least),is to make sure they provide him with the tools to do the job,and,unfortunately for them,seen as they’re cheap arses,that means putting their hands in their pockets and buying better players. City do it,Chelsea do it,United do it,Tottenham do it,Arsenal do it (well,sometimes),and FSG need to do it. If they can’t do it,due to lack of funds,then that’s fine,hold your hands up,admit it,like David Moores did,and sell the club. We need better players,and they cost money. As Rafa would say,that’s a fact

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