Agent of Liverpool-linked Adriano claims his client could leave Barcelona

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The Brazilian has found himself behind Jordi Alba in the Barcelona pecking order.

Adriano’s agent has added further fuel to the speculation suggesting that his client could soon be heading out of the Nou Camp during an interview with Cadena Ser.

Paulo Affonso Neves said the following earlier this month to Mundo Deportivo: “Adriano wants to play, he wants more minutes and that is the only thing that makes him ponder a move away from Barca.

He added to those on Thursday in an interview with Cadena Ser.

“He has played little and contributed a lot. He is a great professional and a good person,” Affonso said.

“I think that if Adriano is going to be used as a third option, it is better that he looks for a way out. We are not in a hurry,”

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 30-year old by the Metro as they look to add to their host of completed deals this summer. Liverpool have confirmed five signings with Nathaniel Clyne set to be the sixth, as per talkSPORT.

Adriano made just 23 appearances last season as Luis Enrique preferred Spaniard Jordi Alba in the left-back berth.

The Brazilian has struggled to command a place since joining Barca in 2010 and at this stage in his career may feel that a move away is his best bet.

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno is starting to look more at home in the Premier League but The Reds are short for cover in that area, with Jose Enrique enduring persistent injury problems.

Brendan Rodgers has taken great strides to improve his squad early on in this transfer window and the signing of Adriano could be another clever piece of business.

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