Liverpool has solved the lack of intensity in midfield from last season by reinforcing its midfielders with Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch, who range from young to veteran.
However, the defensive midfielders who can serve at the bottom of the midfield are undeniably less available than in other positions, partly due to the poor condition of Stefan Bajcetic. Liverpool has long been reported to be in the market for 22-year-old midfielder Andre, who plays for Fluminense, this winter.
According to UOL, Fulham, who have not been as active in the Premier League as they were last season, are currently leading the race for the Brazilian midfielder, who is being followed by Liverpool, Arsenal, and others.
Fulham, promoted from the Championship last year, made an impact with their ferocious pressing and effective attack. However, they have been lacking scoring depth since their ace Aleksandar Mitrovic decided to move to the Middle East during the summer transfer window.
In addition, Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha has decided to stay in London despite his impending move to Bayern Munich. Fluminense is looking at the young Brazilian midfielder as a possible replacement for the midfielder, who is reportedly trying to make another move this winter.
Fluminense stubbornly refused to release the player until after the Copa Libertadores, and Liverpool tried to contact him this summer, but were denied the possibility.
Now, after winning the tournament in spectacular fashion, the club has no intention of refusing to make a move, and his first challenge in Europe is imminent.
The Brazilian midfielder could be a major player in this winter’s transfer market, but where will he move to?