Almost Done: Deal for £80,000-a-week star on the verge of agreement

By | July 2, 2017

According to the Daily Star, Liverpool holding midfielder Lucas Leiva is on the verge of leaving the Merseyside club in order to join Turkish side Trabzonspor.

The Brazilian midfielder has spent ten years at Liverpool but first-team opportunities have been limited under Jurgen Klopp. Lucas was said to be keen on a reunion with his former club Gremio in Brazil but his wage demands could not be met.

Wages are an ongoing problem with negotiations with the Turkish club as well. As per the Turkish publication Haberturk, Trabzonspor are ready to offer a salary of £2.2m, whilst the South American wants £3m.

During his interview, Lucas had hinted he would leave Anfield at the end of the season.

He said: “It’s been an incredible 10 years, we all know it’s been a little bit like a rollercoaster: a lot of ups and downs. But I’m so proud to wear this shirt every day of my life.

“This club made me better as a person, as a player, I have two kids born in Liverpool. I don’t have one specific moment I’d say was a highlight, I think these 10 years have been a very good 10 years.

“So many good moments, and of course the support I’ve been getting is incredible.” Added the 30-year-old.