Alex Teixeira has explained that Liverpool did not offer “anything concrete” for his services after the Brazilian moved to China.
Liverpool made two firm attempts to sign Teixeira in the January transfer window, with the club seeing bids of £24.6million and £28million rejected by Shakhtar, before the Ukrainian club refused to sell for less than £53million.
However, Shakhtar accepted an offer of £38million for the player and he will now travel to China to finalise the move.
Teixeira nonetheless still admits he still holds hope of one day playing in the Premier League, despite Liverpool’s failed bid.
Speaking to Shakhtar’s official website, he said: “Let’s put it like this: everyone always knew that I wanted to stay in Europe and move to the English Premier League club. But, unfortunately, all the proposals that came from them, were somewhat windy and did not contain anything concrete. Now I have received a serious offer from China.
“I wanted to make it to the English Premier League one day. But until now, all my thoughts have been focused on Shakhtar. As I said, everything happens so fast that I don’t even have time to realize it.”