Andre, a player Liverpool has been interested in for a while, contributed to Fluminense’s first-ever Copa Libertadores win, making history. He’s just 22 years old and sports analysts have linked him to a potential move to the Premier League, which might materialize in January. Liverpool seems like the top choice, and a new report from Brazil suggests that Liverpool fans might not have to worry about not having a defensive midfielder in the team anymore. It’s because Andre has apparently agreed to the transfer to join Liverpool, at least in terms of his personal contract.
However, there’s still the need for an agreement with Fluminense, the club he’s currently with. But, other Premier League teams are also interested, so Liverpool might face some competition in signing him.
Liverpool’s £30M+ Bid for Andre Targets January Victory over Arsenal
Andre played really well for Fluminense last Sunday, especially in the middle part of the field. He stayed cool and collected even when the game got tough. It seems like people from Liverpool came to see the game, and some think he might not play for Fluminense in 2024.
The clubs really interested in signing him are Liverpool, Arsenal, and Fulham. However, he won’t make a move to a foreign team until he competes in the FIFA Club World Cup. Fluminense won the Copa Libertadores and earned qualification for this tournament, which is scheduled to commence on December 12.
Fluminense rejected Liverpool’s summer offer of around 30 million euros (£26 million) for the acquisition of Andre. Now, reports from Globo suggest that Fluminense is expecting an offer in January for about €35 million (€30 million). The transfer situation continues, and we anticipate more changes soon, which means it’s not settled yet.
Liverpool’s Latest Move for Andre: The Evolution of the Transfer Saga
Andre is a big deal for Liverpool. He’s key in their new way of playing in the middle of the field, guided by Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool didn’t have a special player to protect the defense, so they had to put Alexis Mac Allister in that spot instead. This change didn’t work out well for Alexis. It made him play worse and feel less confident. Andre really wanted to join Liverpool, but he stayed with Fluminense because his manager made a promise to him.
Jurgen Klopp’s preference for Andre is evident, and a transfer to Liverpool appears to be drawing nearer. Globo reports that Andre and Fluminense have an agreement for the transfer to happen at the end of this year.
Liverpool needed a defensive midfielder to replace Fabinho, who left for Al-Ittihad in the summer. The absence of a proper defensive midfielder caused them to struggle in defending against counter-attacks and managing games when leading. Signing Andre would significantly improve their midfield and make them more secure in games.