Latest reports suggest that Brazilian club Flumunense are ready to accept a £30 million bid for Andre from Liverpool.
The Reds were regarded as ‘the best placed’ to close a deal to sign the Brazilian midfielder. Now, Football Insider reports that Liverpool have been told a £30 million bid will be accepted by Fluminense. This is a massive boost for Liverpool, with the January transfer window inching closer.
Andre is exactly what Liverpool need at the moment
Andre reportedly ‘ticks a lot of boxes’ for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool. The German manager, tried to sign the 22 year old in the summer, but he may finally get his man in January.
The Reds desperately need a number 6 and Andre is exactly that. Apart from a defensive midfielder, he can also play in the left of a midfield three in a box-to-box role. His dribbling skills and accurate passing make him suitable for both roles.
Above all else, signing the Brazilian, Andre, would give Klopp and Liverpool increased stability in his side. Too many times this season the Reds have been unable to control the tempo of matches without a natural number 6.
We might finally witness the best of Mac Allister
In the absence of a quality number 6, Klopp has been forced to play Alexis Mac Allister in that role. Nevertheless, Mac Allister has done a wonderful job despite not being a defensive midfielder. While the 24 year old Argentine is capable of spreading the ball around the park, he is not suited to stopping counter attacks.
If Andre joins Liverpool in January, we will also soon see the best of Alexis Mac Allister. It will allow the 2022 world cup winner to play further forward in his preferred position without worrying about defending too much.
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