Liverpool weighing up offer for Champions League playmaker

Liverpool are being linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder and Brazilian international, Jadson.

The 28 year-old was thought to be inches away from earning a switch to Premier League rivals Arsenal over the summer, however a move never materialised.

However, it’s now the Reds’ turn to invest interest in the maestro, who has been associated with a move to England for some years now.

Since moving to the Ukrainian side in 2005, Jadson has made over 130 appearances for Shakhtar Donetsk and has scored 39 goals in the process.

Despite spending heavily on their midfield over the summer, Liverpool are thought to be in need of some central creativity, with the injury-ridden Steven Gerrard out of action for the near future once again.

In total, Liverpool spent around £50m on the midfield trio of Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson during the summer, but still appear to be faltering in their playmaking efforts at times.

Jadson also brings the pedigree of a Brazilian international, having made his debut for the national side in early 2011 and featured brightly for the team in the 2011 Copa America.

The creative midfielder can also boast about having a European title in his locker after winning the 2009 UEFA Cup with Shaktar and being named Man of the Match in the Final win over Werder Bremen, in which he starred spectacularly.

Despite the Gunners’ claims otherwise, Jadson is strongly believed to have been very close to signing for a Premier League side over the summer and six months later could take the next step in becoming a Red.

A £12m price-tag was being placed on the attacker over the summer, and much isn’t expected to have changed in recent months should Liverpool make their move in January.

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