Liverpool Boss To Hold Transfer Talks With South American
Jurgen Klopp faces another issue at the club as one player, Lucas Leiva has requested the club to allow him to leave for Turkish club Galatasaray. The talks between the player and management are scheduled to be held in the next few days according to reports. This is the second time the defensive midfielder has been close to leaving the club since joining the club back in 2007 for a fee of £5 million. He was linked with a move to Besiktas but the move was stopped by Jurgen Klopp in order to fill in the space left due to massive injuries in the Liverpool squad. This time with Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all injured and Martin Skrtel along with Toure parting ways with the club the potential exit of Lucas Leiva could dent the defense of the men at Anfield.
Lucas joined Liverpool from Brazilian club Gremio. During his time at Gremio, Lucas became the youngest player to receive the Bola De Ouro (Brazilian Golden Ball), which had previously been awarded to the likes of Kaka, Zico, Falcao, Alex, Robinho and Tevez.
In his 9 years with the club, Lucas has managed to score just six goals and has created 13 successful chances in his 313 appearances. Initially he was seen as a super signing but over the past years his fame declined with the fans, all claiming he was just an ordinary player. Fans and critics alike have not made life at Liverpool easy for the 29-year-old. Out of the six goals only one came in the premier league.
It is believed that a move away from the club could prove beneficial as a change of dynamics may trigger the player once thought to be the Brazilian wonder kid. Many pundits and critics suggest that Liverpool will allow the Brazilian to depart so they can make room to bring in a more stable player.
In my opinion, parting ways would prove beneficial for club and player as Jurgen Klopp could focus in bringing in a more stable and energetic defensive midfielder as compared to Leiva. In addition to this, given that the player has requested to leave twice now, it can be safe to assume that Lucas sees himself playing for another team and if not allowed to leave it could hinder his performance at the club.