Lucas Leiva completed 10 years with Liverpool this Thursday and the former Brazil U-21 captain has been a model professional for the club ever since joining us in 2007.
The 30-year-old will be a free agent this summer and with Liverpool looking to bring in fresh new talent, the Brazilian is highly likely to leave Merseyside in order to get more first-team chances.
Galatasaray have been linked with Lucas for some time now and the Turks are said to be back again for him. While it was Klopp who came in between the player and the Turkish giants last summer to keep him with us for one more season, it is being reported that the Brazilian’s high wage demands may deter his long-term suitors this time.
Lucas has a decade of experience in the toughest league in the world and newly promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion could be looking to use that in their first ever season in the Premier League.
According to The Mirror, Brighton boss Chris Hughton will be looking bring in players with Premier League experience and Lucas is one candidate they are eyeing to strengthen their midfield.
Lucas recently insisted that he can still play at the top level for some more years and could leave this summer if a good offer is presented.
The midfielder has been a loyal servant for the club for so many years but with age catching up, he is unlikely to be a regular in our first-team next season.
With such loads of experience in the Premier League, do you think Liverpool should offer the former Gremio man one more year to stay with us?
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