In an effort to break away from last season’s poor form, Liverpool strengthened its midfield during this summer’s transfer window. The midfielders were leveraged with the addition of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch.
Still, Liverpool is reportedly eyeing Fluminense midfielder Andre, who could be available when the transfer window reopens next January. Another candidate is Kalvin Phillips, an English midfielder who has not been getting playing time at Manchester City.
According to 90min, Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich have approached the former Leeds midfielder, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, and have made contact.
He joined the Premier League champions last summer, but has played only 26 games so far, and despite the suspension of Spanish midfielder Rodri, he has not been given a starting spot in the domestic league, and in order not to lose his position in the England national team, he can play regularly. A transfer to a club where he can play regularly is preferable.
Realistically speaking, however, it is difficult to imagine a world where the former Leeds midfielder plays at Anfield. He will turn 28 this December, and due to the acquisition of 30-year-old midfielder Wataru Endo this summer, a defensive midfielder in his early 20s like Brazilian midfielder Andre is the best target.
Even if he moves to the German champions, he is by no means guaranteed a spot in the starting lineup, as he will be competing with national-class players such as Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka for the position.
What will the future hold for the 27-year-old midfielder, who has risen quickly through the ranks at Leeds United under the tutelage of Marcelo Bielsa and has become a regular in the national team?