Liverpool Ready To Hijack Man Utd’s £35m Move To Sign Brazilian Star
Liverpool are ready to try and hijack Manchester United’s attempts to sign Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca this summer
The transfer window is closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool are linked with Talisca….
Liverpool are ready to try and hijack Manchester United’s attempts to sign Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca this summer, according to a report by TeamTalk.
Talisca joined Benfica from Brazilian side Bahia in 2014 and developed in to one of the most promising young midfielders in Portuguese football before joining Besiktas on an initial two-year loan deal in 2016.
The 23-year-old has been a big success in Turkey as he led Besiktas to the title last season and has already scored 16 goals in all competitions this campaign to help them in their battle to retain their crown.
The Brazilian U23 international’s impressive form has sparked interest from the Premier League as Man Utd have been linked with Talisca for well over a year.
Jose Mourinho is expected to dip in to the transfer market for at least one midfielder this summer as Michael Carrick is retiring while Marouane Fellaini is out of contract in June and is yet to sign an extension.
Talisca is seemingly on Mourinho’s radar and TeamTalk are citing reports from A Bola earlier this week that claimed United were closing in on a £35m deal to sign the midfielder.
The players agent has played down this talk and insisted Talisca’s future will only be discussed once Besiktas decide whether to activate their option to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis this summer.
Talisca’s agent is quoted as saying by TeamTalk:
“I’m not aware of any interest from Manchester United in Talisca. Neither I nor the player. If there’s anything between clubs, it’s something else. But one thing is certain: I, who am the agent of the player, did not speak to anyone.
“In fact, until the end of the season, we will absolutely not do anything with any other club other than Besiktas.
“The Turkish have a buying option that needs to be respected. Until then, it makes no sense for me or the athlete to talk to anyone or hit any other scenario. If Besiktas activate the option, he will be their player,”
However, despite this denial, United continue to be linked with Talisca and it seems Liverpool are ready to try and hijack their rivals attempts as TeamTalk are citing reports from Turkey that claim Jurgen Klopp has now set his sights on the South American.
Klopp is also in the market for midfield reinforcements as Emre Can is being tipped to join Juventus when his contract expires in June and Talisca is the latest name to be linked with a move to Anfield.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop as it’s a complicated situation due to Besiktas having the first option to sign Talisca so Liverpool and United will have to be patient if they want to sign the Brazilian midfielder.
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