£20 million fee agreed for Brazilian attacker; forward sent out on loan

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Anderson Talsica celebrates scoring a goal for Benfica
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There is mass uncertainty about Anderson Talisca’s future and Liverpool have sent 18 year old Taiwo Awoniyi on loan to gain experience and a work permit.

It was rumoured a while back that Liverpool were interested in signing Benfica’s Anderson Talsica but the move was scuppered due to VISA issues. The Brazilian had issues getting a work permit which means he would be unable to work in the United Kingdom. It’s difficult to tell what has changed since but reports in Portugal from O Jogo claim that a £20 million fee has been agreed for the  Brazilian attacker.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were also said to be interested in signing Talisca. Wolves has recently been taken over by Fosun International and as such is experiencing an injection of wealth that hasn’t been seen at the club before.

The best way to identify that this deal is highly unlikely to happen is that just yesterday O Jogo via Sports Mole were reporting that Benfica had agreed a fee with Liverpool or Wolves. The uncerainty of what is going on could indicate that nothing is happening. The Brazilian is reported to have a preference to join Liverpool but his work permit issues continue.

Apparently, a move to the Championship is less likely to be an issue than to the Premier League. According to Whoscored.com, Talisca scored 9 goals last season but he would have to compete with the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana for a starting berth in attacking midfield.

However, Portuguese website Abola are reporting that Wolves will sign the attacker by the next week with a work permit to be secured by the weekend. It’s a case of believing who want really. Contrasting reports make for uncertainty. The important thing to consider here is that nothing is certain.

 

Liverpool is loaning out youngster Taiwo Awoniyi again in order to gain first team experience and a work permit, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The forward sent was sent out on loan to FSV Frankfurt after joining from the Imperial Soccer Academy in Nigeria. He appeared 14 times, scoring a goal prompting the club’s decision he needs more first team experience before linking up with Liverpool.

The lad’s performances are the least of Liverpool’s problems though. He is unable to play for the club as he currently doesn’t have a work permit so a loan to Dutch side NEC Nijmegen is an attempt to help their case in applying for the 18-year old’s work permit.

Awoniyi was sought after by a number of clubs in Germany including Tondela in Portugal and Hajduk Split in Croatia before his move to Eredivisie side NEC.

Peter Hyballa, the NEC head coach, who worked at Borussia Dortmund for three years, said:

“I’ve worked with Jürgen Klopp. I was Under-19s coach at Borussia Dortmund. We worked together very well. He’s bigger than me. He has a little more experience and prizes.”

It always helps to have inter-club relationships to allow these sort of loan deals to happen.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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  1. Talisca is a terrific player with a bullet of a left foot! I would love for Liverpool to sign him! Although, I have no idea where he would fit in with the millions of attacking midfielders that we have.

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