With Jordan Henderson and Fabinho leaving for Saudi Arabia, Liverpool were left with only 18-year-old midfielder Stefan Bajcetic as their mainstay at the bottom of midfield. While making offers to Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, the club was also interested in Fluminense midfielder Andre.
Later in the day, the club’s president Mario Bittencourt said that no concrete offers had been made, but acknowledged the fact that Liverpool had made inquiries.
He also suggested that the club could be sold in the January transfer window next year, as long as the right transfer fee could be arranged.
According to Fabrizio Romano, who is familiar with the transfer market, Liverpool told him that they like the Brazilian midfielder from the bottom of their hearts, but that they cannot rule out a Premier League challenge this winter.
“It’s not over; it’s still something we have to keep an eye on because Liverpool really like Andre. They had positive conversations with Fluminense; they have good relationships.”
“Fluminense were showing how strong they are in the Brazilian and South American market as they said ‘no way the player is leaving’, so credit to Fluminense.”
“It was not easy, but I think Liverpool will keep monitoring the player. This is a special player, this is not a normal player. Andre is a very, very good player.”Here We Go Podcast
With the acquisition of Japan national team midfielder Wataru Endo and Netherlands U-21 midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, and the presence of young players, the midfielders are no longer that high a priority.
However, Thiago Alcantara is expected to retire next year, and the possibility of acquiring him as a replacement cannot be denied.
Will the Brazilian midfielder have a future playing at Anfield?