Liverpool fans react on Twitter as Shakhtar confirm Alex Teixeira move to China

Liverpool fans have been having their say over Alex Teixeira's switch to Jiangsu Suning.

If you had not heard of Jiangsu Suning before this past month, you may be forgiven for wondering if new signing Alex Teixeira knew of them either.

Yet against the odds, the in-demand Brazilian striker has clinched a big money move to the Chinese side, leaving Shakhtar Donetsk. 

Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu confirmed to ESPN Brasil that the sale has been approved by the club.

He said: "We agreed the sale of Alex Teixeira to China, but we will wait a bit to give as finalised because of the situation of (Luiz) Adriano. But is closed from our side, yes."

Luiz Adriano came close to moving to China before a deal fell through, but Alex Teixeira's switch is considered practically done.

The Mail report the transfer is costing the Chinese side £35 million, short of the £53 million price the Guardian reported Shakhtar were demanding.

Liverpool made attempts to sign Alex Teixeira in January, offering £24 million to sign the striker, who has netted 22 goals in 16 games this season, SkySports reported.

Teixeira would have been an excellent addition for the Reds, but instead he will go down another mid-season nearly man that they have failed to clinch the signing of in recent seasons, like Mohamed Salah and Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Here is a look at how Liverpool fans have reacted to Teixeira's move...

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