Journalist claims that Liverpool have contacted the Brazilian talent


LFC journalist Neil Jones claims that Liverpool have contacted the Brazilian outfit Fluminense for midfielder Andre this summer.

Liverpool need to bring reinforcement, specially at the middle of the pitch after some important departures this summer. Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have left the club at the very beginning of the summer as free agents. Jordan Henderson and Fabinho went to Saudi after a illustrious career at Anfield.

Southampton man Romeo Lavia has been under Liverpool’s radar for a long time now. But Saints are very adamant about their asking price and hence rejected two bids earlier.

Reds need to find other suitable options in this transfer window and hence they’ve found Andre as a possible option. The 22-year-old has been tipped to leave Fluminense this summer. However, the Brazilian transfer market is now closed and club will not be able to replace him until next January.

Journalist gives insights about Andre and his attributes

Journalist Neil discussed about the unknown Brazilian talent Andre and said :-

“That’s true that Liverpool have made contact with him. A 22-year-old deep-lying midfielder, Brazilian international. Fee from a Brazilian club – you’d be talking less than £30million. There’s a lot to nod at.

“He’s a very combative player, really good bite about him. Got a good ceiling in terms of as a defensive midfielder, or an all-action central midfielder.

“The mood music, if you like, is that they are reluctant sellers, Fluminense. I think there are a lot of people with maybe a little bit of a side eye: ‘Hang on, how’s his name just emerged when Liverpool are trying to make this bid for Lavia?’

“Is there a little bit of a threat element going on? ‘Don’t reject this next bid, because we’ll go elsewhere.’ There are legitimate suspicions around that, but Liverpool have definitely been in contact with Fluminense about him. Just to see – if nothing else – what the state of play is with it.

“ESPN Brazil are reporting that they don’t want to sell him until they’re either out of or have won the Copa Libertadores. One to keep an eye on.

“If you were to say that the two of them [André and Lavia] were coming in… you’re talking £70-odd million for those two. I think you’d come away and think that Liverpool have had a good go at overhauling the midfield. If it was one or the other, you would still think that we’re probably one short.”

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