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Anfield side keen on Samba star.
Liverpool are being linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder and Brazilian international, Jadson.
The 28 year-old was thought to be inches away from earning a switch to Premier League rivals Arsenal over the summer, however a move never materialised.
However, it’s now the Reds’ turn to invest interest in the maestro, who has been associated with a move to England for some years now.
In total, Liverpool spent around £50m on the midfield trio of Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson during the summer, but still appear to be faltering in their playmaking efforts at times.
A £12m price-tag was being placed on the attacker over the summer, and much isn’t expected to have changed in recent months should Liverpool make their move in January.
Whilst it’s true that Liverpool have poured in money to assist the club’s attacking third, there does still seem to be a few issues with getting an end product, hence the scoring of just 17 goals in 13 games. However a move to sign Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Jadson seems less likely given his age. The 28 year old doesn’t exactly fit with the club’s reported policy of bringing in young players to help build for the future.
Jadson has been a big success since his move to the Ukraine, notching up five domestic titles during his six years at Shakhtar, a club who are now a regular in Champions League action.
By all accounts the pint sized attacking midfielder is looking for a new challenge and is keen on a move to the Premier League, a move that could well help the playmaker to further improve his chances of regular international football having secure his first cap in February.
Liverpool may feel that as well as pursuing youthful signings they may also be keen on bringing in player with Champions League experience who can help the club continue their progression as the Merseyside club looks to build on their decent start to the season after two lean years.