Lucas Leiva is ready to embark on a move out from Liverpool this summer, as the Daily Express making a report that the popular Turkey giants, Besiktas are front of the queue for him as they are in search for the replacement for Atiba Hutchinson.
Nevertheless, the Brazilian’s reported wage demands of £4.2m for a season may see the Turkish club priced out of a deal for Lucas, who may as well consider a return to his homeland with Gremio.
The center-back and midfielder has been at Anfield for 10 years now but was only a bit-part player last term, starting 12 matches in the Premier League.
The 30-year old is still having a year deal left with his current club, Liverpool but could leave this summer if any club meets up a fee of about £5m. And, according to Turkish newspaper Fotomac, Trabzonspor seems interested in him as well.
Meanwhile, Trabzonspor are reported to have made contract with Liverpool concerning Lucas about a summer deal and negotiations are in progress.
They are even said to have enlisted the help of agent AhmetBulut in a bid to close the deal, however, there is a fear that Lucas’ wage demands might be a turn-off for Trabzonspor.
The vice-director of GremioOdoricoRomán recently addressed the situation and said: “Lucas is a great player; it would be an impact having him. If there is a possibility in the financial conditions of Gremio, and that also serves Lucas’ interest, it is possible that he may come.
“Currently, we have no negotiations ongoing. I spoke to him some days back. At any moment we can make contact,” he said.
The vice director also noted that though the player was receiving offers from other club, there was a huge possibility of him joining.