Luiz Adriano would be ideal for the Premier League

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Plenty of football may not have heard of Luiz Adriano, others may just know him for his controversial goal against FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League a few year back.

If you know him or not, it is difficult to argue with Adriano's goal scoring record in the Champions League this season. He currently has the same amount of goals as Eden Hazard, Robert Lewandowski and Neymar all put together.

Despite going out to Bayern Munich in the last 16, Shakhtar Donetsk striker Adriano managed to score a whopping nine goals in the group stages. It is understandable therefore that a variety of clubs are interested in the Brazilian, who would be available on a free transfer in January 2016.

In all competitions, Adriano has been involved in 23 goals in 24 games. Stats like this place him on a par with the world's best players this season. Now, let's not get ahead of ourselves, Adriano is far from the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Sergio Aguero, but he is a very talented goal getter and would certainly strengthen any side he moves to.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal are reported to be interested in the player, who would be available for a cut price in the summer of around £5 million - £10 million. At such a cheap price, both Brendan Rodgers and Arsene Wenger, who are in search of back up for their strikers, may well hit the jackpot with the 27-year-old.

Adriano is a breath of fresh air when it comes to strikers in todays market. Sure, he doesn't possess blistering pace like Daniel Sturridge or Danny Welbeck, and he doesn't have the physicality of a player like Olivier Giroud. However, Adriano does have fantastic positional awareness and seems to get the majority of his goals like a traditional goal-poacher.

Ok, so great goal poacher doesn't provide the most edge of your seat style of forward play, and Adriano lacks that trademark Brazilian flair. But his style is ideal for the Premier League.

Adriano could fit in very well in England and, although he will not be the first name on the team sheet at Anfield or the Emirates Stadium, he would be a valuable addition to their squads and could help push either club onto bigger and better things next season. 

Arsenal and Liverpool fans: do you want YOUR club to sign Luiz Adriano?

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