According to respected transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool continue to have their sights set on Fluminense midfielder André despite failing to sign him in the summer transfer window.
The Reds had planned to bring in the Brazil international this summer as Jurgen Klopp wanted to strengthen his midfield. However, Fluminense rejected Liverpool’s offer for the 22-year-old as they only wanted to sell him in January.
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Liverpool then focused on Moisés Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, but ultimately lost the race for both players to Chelsea. The Merseysiders eventually completed deals to sign Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch in the closing stages of the transfer window. Despite these new additions, Liverpool still have the opportunity to sign André, according to Romano, who claims the club has had “positive” discussions with Fluminense.
André is considered a rising star with great potential. He has demonstrated his ability as a deep playmaker at Fluminense and looks ready to take the next step in his career. So far in 2023, he has played 43 games in all competitions with the Rio de Janeiro club and they have reached the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores. The departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho this summer left a hole in Liverpool’s midfield. These two England and Brazil internationals were instrumental in Klopp’s success at Anfield for several years.
Although Liverpool have signed Endo and have Stefan Bajcetic, it is not yet known whether the Japan international can adapt to the demands of the Premier League. Furthermore, Bajcetic’s experience is limited.
The attacking power of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Gravenberch is undeniable, but Liverpool could look for a more defensive midfielder like André in the next transfer window. André’s transfer fee is estimated at around £30 million, according to Express. This could make this a profitable acquisition if Liverpool decide to complete the deal in January or next season. The saga surrounding the Reds’ search for André is likely to remain one of the prominent topics in the transfer market.