Decorated scout Eduardo Macia has hinted Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva may soon be headed toward the Anfield exit and edging closer to signing for Italian giants Inter Milan.
Eduardo Macia was one of the scouts at Liverpool when the Merseyside club signed Leiva from Gremio back in 2007, under then manager Rafael Benitez.
Since then, he has been a loyal servant for the Reds, having made a total 326 appearances for the club, scoring six times and assisting in 18.
But that loyalty is under strain in recent weeks, with the San Siro stalwarts keen on snapping up the level-headed defensive midfielder. True enough, Inter are thought to be angling a move for Leiva, possibly on loan, with the player’s contract set to expire come the end of the season.
“Regarding Lucas, all I can say is that he is a very reliable player,” Macia told Tutto Mercato when he was asked about Inter’s interest in the 29-year-old Brazilian.
“He doesn’t play too high or too low, he is smart on the field, he is very tactical,” Macia added.
While Macia’s coy response hasn’t shed much light on the situation, one need not wait too long for answers on Leiva’s future as the transfer window opens in a few days come January.