In January of 2016, Liverpool cm very close to adding to their growing Brazilian contingent with the signing of track Shakhtar Donetsk player Alex Teixeira. The deal fell through eventually, though, and the player then made a surprising move to the Chinese Super League rather than stay in Ukraine and wait for another opportunity.
A decent but uninspiring time in China has seen the player vanish from thought, though, until his name was brought up alongside Italian giants Internazionale this week. Interestingly enough, the owners of his current club, Jiangsu Suning, are the owners of Inter. Apparently unhappy with his behaviour and his attitude, Teixeira might be on his way out of China and on the move to a club where he might feel more at home.
He’s struggled to get a game as three foreign player limits are now in place in China, meaning that he is limited to how even he can play. A poor season in China has meant falling behind the likes of Benjamin Moukandjo and Ramires; even Australian defender Trent Sainsbury, who was at Inter for a short period of time on a similar deal, is ahead of him.
With a loan deal touted, it would be no surprise to see the Brazilian – a quality player in the right mood and environment – make a move to Italy. There, he might be more likely to put in the effort that got him his move to China for such money to start.