Following Jordan Henderson, Saudi Arabia approached Brazilian midfielder Fabinho. Al-Ittihad, which has brought in Karim Benzema and others, has made a formal offer of £40m, and a personal agreement has been reached with the player.
The remaining details, such as the method of payment, will be worked out, and if the medical checks are satisfactory, the transfer to the Middle East will be completed.
He has not accompanied the team to the training camp in Germany, and the transfer is only a matter of time. Liverpool is looking for a new defensive midfielder and is again looking at Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia, as well as Ryan Gravenberch and others.
According to Brazilian journalist Emmanuel Luiz, Brazilian midfielder Andre, who plays for Fluminense, is another player Liverpool is targeting, and he has assured that he will soon present an offer. The 29-year-old midfielder is expected to be replaced by a 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder.
“URGENT: Liverpool enters the fray and will present an official proposal for midfielder André (Fluminense) in the coming days.”
“It seems that with this international window I will have to do more posts in English and Spanish”
However, no reliable media outlet has reported the player’s name, making him unreliable. His style of play is also similar to that of Alexis Mac Allister and Curtis Jones, as he is a central midfielder who can also defend, rather than a ball-hunter at the bottom of midfield like Fabinho.
The ability needed at this point is the type of player who can get the ball out of the hands at the right time, and it is unlikely that Liverpool will make a serious move to get him, as he falls outside of that requirement.
While the probability that scouts are checking on his movements cannot be denied, the chances of him landing at Anfield are close to zero.
In order, after negotiating a transfer fee with Southampton, the first priority is to acquire the 19-year-old Belgian midfielder. Although the team has been relegated, he has spent a year in the Premier League and his experience in England will be an advantage.
Liverpool cannot afford to make the same mistake as Arthur Melo did last season, so can they acquire a player who can be a starter…?