John Barnes: I can see Liverpool signing this player before the transfer deadline

John Barnes is hoping to see Liverpool wrap up a deal to sign Alex Teixeira before Monday's transfer deadline

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John Barnes believes that Liverpool could wrap up a deal to sign Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk before Monday’s January transfer window deadline.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a big-money swoop for the Brazilian as Jurgen Klopp considers bolstering his squad ahead of the last 15 games of the Premier League season.

Liverpool are understood to have already had a bid for the player rejected in recent days, with the Ukrainian club said to be holding out for a big-money fee as they are keen to keep hold of Teixeira until the summer.

However, former Liverpool star Barnes says that he would not be surprised to see a late deal to sign Teixeira pushed through before the transfer deadline on Monday.

Writing in his blog for Titanbet, Barnes said: “A quick word on Alex Teixeira. January is a time of rumour and hearsay, but I hope to see the Brazilian come to Anfield before Monday’s deadline.

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“I’ve watched him a lot in the Champions League in recent seasons and he looks like a player who could come in and be a big part of the team for the next four to five years.

“I would be wary of matching Shakhtar Donetsk’s massive valuation of him, but I can see late negotiations between the clubs happening.”

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