£21m Man United & Liverpool target equals Leo Messi’s record

Anderson Talisca

£21m Man United & Liverpool target equals Leo Messi’s record

Besiktas star Anderson Talisca scored directly from a free-kick for the second week running in the 4-3 victory over Trabzonspor on Saturday 8 April.

Talisca equalled Lionel Messi’s record for most goals from outside the penalty area in the process.

Messi and Talisca both have scored six goals from outside the penalty area this season.

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Talisca has now scored four goals directly from free-kicks this season against Benfica, Galatasaray, Gençlerbirliği and Trabzonspor.

The 23-year-old’s impressive form has attracted interest from Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool.

United and Liverpool are reported to be prepared to pay £21 million for the Brazilian ace according to the Takvim newspaper.

Besiktas signed Talisca on a two-year loan deal from Benfica but he does have a £21 million release clause.

Black Eagles club president Fikret Orman recently revealed that £21 million is beyond what the club are currently able to pay.

If Talisca’s release fee is not activated over the summer transfer window he will stay on at Besiktas for another season.

Talisca is expected to start against Lyon in the Europa League quarter-final first leg tie on Thursday.

The reigning Super Lig champions head into the clash as league leaders.