Reds Turn Their Attentions to Mexican Ace as Alex Teixeira Bid Falls Flat

While it’s believed that Liverpool have had an interest in bringing prolific hit-man Javier Hernandez to Anfield as early as the summer of 2014, given the fact that he was a Manchester United player at the time, that was a transfer that was never going to happen.

Moving to German side Bayer Leverkusen last summer after spending a rather unproductive year on loan with La Liga giants Real Madrid, the Mexican striker has hit 17-goals in his last 15-games, setting the Bundesliga on fire and attracting the overtures of a number of clubs. The Reds, of course, are included in the gaggle of teams looking to draft the 27-year old into their ranks with Anfield supremo Jurgen Klopp reportedly making Hernandez one of his top transfer targets.

Although he’s unlikely to go anywhere this month, with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Alex Teixeira reportedly on the skids despite the Brazilian pleading with the club to allow him to move to Merseyside, Liverpool could try to jump the queue for his signature and make a move for the Mexican striker before the transfer window closes rather than wait for the bidding war to get started in the summer.

With star striker Daniel Sturridge still sidelined and Christian Benteke yet to find the form that’ll justify his big money move from Aston Villa, the Reds have struggled in front of net throughout the campaign and their bid to secure to the Champions League football next season looks to have fallen flat. Teixeira, who Shakhtar are demanding an enormous £38mil for — would be the right kind of player to help the Anfield outfit in front of the net, but he’s not the only player that can score goals. Now, the real question is, would Bayer reject a bid of a even half of the £24.5mil that Liverpool are prepared to stump up for Teixeira?

13 thoughts on “Reds Turn Their Attentions to Mexican Ace as Alex Teixeira Bid Falls Flat

  • January 29, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Hernandez would be the ideal player to get as an outright striker with plenty of epl experience especially if LFC are going to pay less for his signature. That would be a good buy for us.
    However I still think Alex is worgh the risk. We need to buy this player!!

  • January 29, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Are you telling me that Liverpool would pay £24,5 for Hernandez as opposed to £38 million for Texiera ? I have given up on this transfer committee . At the end of the day they will always do what they want no matter what the majority of the supporters feel . I cannot see Liverpool progressing from its current struggles with such an attitude .

  • January 29, 2016 at 5:37 am

    He’s suggesting nothing, except that Hernandez might be a target.

  • January 29, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Teixeira is not a £38mil player — he might be at some point, but right now? Plying his trade in a weakened Ukrainian league and without a Brazil cap? Not quite; we’re being hosed.

    Now, £12mil or even a bit more for Hernandez, a player that’s EPL proven and scoring for fun in a much stronger league, I’d be willing to have a punt on.

  • January 29, 2016 at 6:04 am

    We need someone that’s going to put the ball in the net — Hernandez does just that. I always said that if there was one United player I’d take to Anfield it’d be him.

    Teixeira is a player, no question about that, but they’re looking for way too much money for him. Hopefully we can find a compromise.

  • January 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Can’t believe the mancs let him go.

  • January 29, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Agreed , Would really like to see him at LFC , would fit Klopp’s style of play perfectly .

  • January 29, 2016 at 7:12 am

    He was always one of my favourites in the PL , Manures loss hopefully our gain 😉

  • January 29, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I can believe it — Van Gaal has lost the plot. Just one of a whole string of mistakes he’s made. Not complaining, like…

  • January 29, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Hey Glen you get around, don’t ya ??

  • January 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Chelsea and man city have ruined the game now. Texeria isn’t worth £38 but that’s down to those too for it being so high.

  • January 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Before those 19 goals nobody gave Chicha the trust To play in the EPL anymore not a fat chance To prove he is a good striker material because he always taps the ball into the net and makes easy and not fancy goals,however 19 goals are pretty good To me so far and also the bundesliga is not sweet candy as many people think. How many EPL strikers have at least 19 goals in 22 games?

  • January 30, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Charlie Austin scored 18 when in the Prem with a struggling QPR team. Southampton have just snapped him up for £4 million as his contracts about to expire. Why didn’t we go in for him at that price? We are about t recoup £3 million for Sinclair to Watford.

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