Liverpool strike deal with Galatasaray over Lucas Leiva transfer

Liverpool and Galatasaray have stuck a deal over the transfer of the Brazilian international midfielder Lucas Leiva according to the Turkish newspaper Milliyet newspaper.

The Milliyet states that Galatasaray have also reached an agreement with with Lucas Leiva over a €2.7 million per-season contract. The Istanbul giants will not compete in the Champions League next season due to serving a one-year UEFA competition ban for failing to meet FFP regulations.

The Istanbul Giants manager Jan Olde Riekerink has confirmed that the experinced midfielder is a Galatasaray target.

Speaking at his Manchester United pre-match press conference Riekerink stated: “Lucas is one of the players we are targeting. We have been in discussions and it is true we want an experienced midfielder.” 

Man United went on to defeat Galatasaray by a five goal scoreline. The Lion’s are on the lookout for a new midfielder to replace Felipe Melo who departed last season.

Lucas would become Galatasaray’s second signing of the summer after Serdar Aziz if the transfer does go ahead as planned.

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