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Marquee China signing Teixeira yearns for Premier League

Alex Teixeira still wants to play Premier League football despite recently signing for Jiangsu Suning.

The Brazilian ace left Shakhtar Donetsk to join the Chinese Super League outfit in a £38million deal in January after failing to gain a move to Liverpool who baulked at his enormous release clause.

Texieira, however, still has his heart set on one day making a move to the Premier League according to Fenerbahce's Josef De Souza who played with the 26-year-old at Brazilian club Vasco da Gama.

"I spoke to Alex, and really, he said that things were well advanced [to go to Liverpool]," he told Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo.

"And then I talked to him again, when he signed for the club from China.

"And Alex, I can say that he was totally willing to go to the Premier League. And he still keeps that dream, from what he told me, in his heart.

"Of course he wanted to play for Liverpool, play in the Premier League. But it happened, football has these things.

"I think it was good for him, good for his family. Our career is very short, and the more you can combine one thing with another: play in a good league and earn money, that's great.

"But if you can't put the two together, it is obvious that filling your pockets will speak much louder."

Andrew Slevison
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