Liverpool has lost more midfielders than originally expected after Jordan Henderson and Fabinho unexpectedly decided to move to Saudi Arabia. They are moving beyond Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to acquire a new midfielder.
They have Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia as their top target and have submitted two offers for him. However, neither offer has been concluded, and a transfer fee of as much as £50 million is likely to be required.
On the other hand, the Brazilian midfielder Andre, who is a member of Fluminense, has been heating up in recent reports. Although he has no experience in European soccer, he is a hot prospect in Brazil, and his age of 22 is attractive.
Liverpool has made inquiries to Fluminense and has identified the amount of money required. According to the Gazeta Esportiva, the club has not only checked the transfer fee, but has also promised to submit an offer of €25 million in the next few days.
Unlike the Belgian midfielder, who is a typical defensive midfielder, the 22-year-old midfielder is known for his ability to get forward and win the ball. He is not the type to stretch at the bottom of midfield, so he may be used at inside half at Anfield.
However, making an inquiry does not necessarily mean that it will be elevated to a formal offer. The credibility of this report is unknown, and the possibility of concrete action is also unknown.
Will Liverpool really make a serious move to secure an up-and-coming midfielder in the kingdom of soccer?