Report: Fiorentina line up Liverpool's Joao Teixeira on a free transfer

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Liverpool’s Joao Teixeira could leave the club this summer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Fiorentina are eyeing Liverpool’s Joao Teixeira on a free transfer.

The report claims that the Italian club have been monitoring the attacking midfielder for some time and will look to make a move upon the expiration of his contract with Liverpool this summer.

Teixeira joined Liverpool during the January transfer window in 2012, signing from Sporting Lisbon after impressing the club’s youth team coaches during the NextGen series.

Despite showing plenty of promise, the 23-year-old has struggled to make any inroads in to the first-team picture at Anfield and has subsequently spent two spells out on loan.

During the 2014/15 season, he joined Brighton and Hove Albion on a season-long deal and impressed at the Amex stadium, winning the club’s young Player of the year gong and finishing as their top scorer.

However, he still remains on the peripherals of the Reds’ senior squad and with the club expected to strengthen this summer, Teixeira hasn’t been offered a new contract which is soon to expire.

Tuttomercatoweb list a number of players Fiorentina are tracking ahead of potential summer moves, yet Teixeira seems one of the better candidates considering he will be a free transfer.

The Portugal U21 international needs a fresh start, and Fiorentina represent an exciting challenge.

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