Teixeira: ‘It would be an honour’ to play for Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 27th January 2016 6:02

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Liverpool target Alex Teixeira says it would “be an honour” to wear the famous Reds shirt, and his agent is doing “everything possible” to finalise the move.

Liverpool have reportedly only made one £24.6million offer for the Brazilian forward, which was rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, who value the 26-year-old at £38million.

Reports suggest that the Reds’ hopes of signing the forward are over due to the two clubs’ failing to agree a fee for the player.

But Teixeira remains hopeful of signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side, claiming that it would “be an honour” to play for the Premier League side.

Speaking to the NBC journalist Stefano Fusaro, Teixeira said: “The team (Shakhtar) received one official offer from Liverpool and it was rejected.

“I don’t know why. It was a great offer. It is frustrating but the manager and club president decided against it so now I am just waiting and trying to be patient.

“(Liverpool) is a huge club and many great players have played there. It would be an honour to wear the Liverpool shirt.

“There has only been one offer of €32m and Shakhtar rejected it. I know my agent is still attempting everything possible to help me get to Liverpool.”

Teixeira, who is currently with Shakhtar at their Florida training camp, has scored 22 goals in 15 league games for the club this season and said that he would like to join up with fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho at Anfield.

“I haven’t played with Coutinho since we were 10,” he said. “It would be a lot of fun to play with him again.

“The way I play is always looking to score so I could definitely add an attacking threat.

“For me the Premier League is the best league in the world. I believe in myself and I feel that it would be the best move for my career. I want the move to happen but that is up to the club president. Now I can only hope.”

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