The Merseysiders spent the summer transfer window replacing their midfield, spending a total of £145.2 million on four new players. While Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Waturu Endo, and all of these other players will give their engine room more oomph, it appears Klopp is far from done with his spending.
In fact, Klopp is still two players short in the midfield after six players left during the summer. It is not surprising to see Liverpool looking to add more players given the rumours that Thiago Alcatantara may be the next to depart, possibly even this week.
In light of this, it is well known that Liverpool are interested in 22-year-old Fluminense sensation Andre. The Reds made an approach to sign the former Brazil international over the summer, but they were informed that no deal could be finalised at that time because the Brazilian season was still in full flow.
However, things will undoubtedly be different come the summer transfer window, with Fluminense president Mario Bittencourt potentially approving a potential January transfer for his star.
Bittencourt informed Caua Tinoco that “the chief executive of Liverpool contacted me directly.” ‘My friend, I don’t sell a player today and I don’t deliver now,’ I retorted in response. We can start talking if you want to buy now to take in January or wait until December and we chat in December.
Andre still has the support of Fabrizio Romano to join Liverpool.
Romano is unwavering in his assertion that the Reds’ pursuit of Andre is far from over because they are still looking to bolster their midfield. And he is endorsing Klopp and company to push through a transfer for the player in January.
Because Liverpool really likes Andre, it’s still something we need to keep an eye on, Roman stated on his Here We Go podcast. “They had productive discussions with Fluminense; their connections are strong.
Credit to Fluminense for demonstrating their dominance in the Brazilian and South American markets by stating that the player would not be departing.
“It was not simple, but I believe Liverpool will continue to keep an eye on the guy. This player is unique; he or she is not a typical player. Andre is a really talented player.
Due to their continuous participation in the Copa Libertadores, Fluminense wanted to keep Andre over the summer. This choice appears to have paid off as the Brazilian team has advanced to the semi-finals, where they will play domestic rivals Internacional.
Due to the player’s current €40 million (£34.4 million) departure clause, they will be unable to stop the transfer if Liverpool initiate it in January.
Because of the positive ties between the clubs and Liverpool’s decision to pass on that interest in the summer, any future move to Merseyside would have the support of the Brazilian team.