Talisca to join Championship Club Over Liverpool?
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on July 13, 2016
According to The Sun, Liverpool could be beaten to the signing of highly rated Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca, but not to Barcelona or Man United but too Championship side Wolves. Despite not being announced yet, potential Wolves owner Robin Li wants to get started with transfer activity, and the Brazilian midfielder could be the first one in.
Why Wolves, Where Have They Got This Money From?
Wolves are set to announce Chinese billionaire Robin Li as their new owner within the next few weeks. Li, who founded Chinese Social Media site Baidu, is worth a staggering $12.3bn and was ranked the 90th richest man in the world by Forbes in 2015. It’s believed that Li will complete the 40m pound takeover of Wolves within the next few weeks, and will appoint former Porto coach Julen Lopetegui as their new manager. Li is also hoping to be announced as AC Milan owner around the same time, with him being believed to have been the Chinese investor who had bought the club off Silvio Berlusconi last week.
Why Would Talisca Choose Wolves Over Liverpool?
Even with the enormous budget and wage budget they have, many would still pick the Premier League over the Championship, especially when a club of Liverpool’s size and stature come in. But the major person who could be pushing this move through is Talisca’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
Mendes, 50, is one of the most famous agents in the world with clients such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho. It’s believed that Mendes is trying to push the Talisca deal through as he is working with Li with the potential takeover, and will be given a good role within the club once the takeover is completed. Mourinho and Ronaldo have also helped Mendes and Li with their transfer activity, with them both giving Mendes a list of highly rated young prodigies around Europe.
The one thing which has played as the biggest stumbling block in the Talisca to Liverpool deal is his work permit. Despite being highly rated, Talisca has only featured for Brazil’s U-23 side, not the senior team, which could affect his work permit.
However, reports in Portugal suggest it will be easier for Talisca to get a work permit in the Championship, with it not being as big a issue and that’s where Wolves hope to make their move and hijack Liverpool’s deal.