Lucas Leiva moving closer to a move to Inter Milan.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is ready to quit Anfield in favour of a new challenge, report ESPN, despite the fact that the Brazilian international has been one of the club’s most impressive and consistent performers in their recent Premier League resurgence.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers wants to keep Lucas at the club, the source suggests, but is set to face stern competition persuading the 28-year-old to stay as he feels undervalued by the club – whilst Serie A giants Inter Milan continue to position themselves as the party most interested in signing the defensive midfielder.
Lucas has been at Anfield for eight years, since he was signed from Gremio by former manager Rafael Benitez. So it is perhaps unsurprising that he seems to be considering a new challenge, but as the only specialist defensive midfielder at the club and a player whose form has provided Rodgers with real balance this season, his departure would certainly be a blow.