Football Digest: Liverpool ’embarrassed’ by transfer rejections
Liverpool have been linked with Brazil midfielder Andre, who has starred for Fluminense this year. The 22-year-old, who has won two caps for his country, helped his team lift the Copa Libertadores trophy earlier this month and is regarded as one of the best young players in his homeland. And Express Sport takes a look at what we know about the star’s transfer situation.
According to Globo, Andre should leave Fluminense at the end of this year as he has been promised by the club’s president that he can move to Europe once his season in Brazil comes to an end. And Liverpool appear to be in the driving seat to land him after scouting him for more than 18 months.
Andre has made 55 appearances in all competitions throughout 2023, with Fluminense currently occupying eighth place in the Brasileiro Serie A table. He also played the full 120 minutes as his team defeated Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores showpiece event.
Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham threat
According to 90min, Andre is being pursued by a whole host of Premier League clubs. Arsenal like the look of the player, with Manchester United and Tottenham also joining the race to sign him. And Fulham were even keen to land him in the summer.
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Arsenal and Tottenham are both looking to bolster their midfield as they battle for Premier League title glory. And United are after reinforcements following their indifferent start to the campaign. Fluminense have four matches left to play this season – and they are expecting Andre to quit the club during the January transfer window.
Globo have revealed that Fluminense are looking for around £30million in exchange for Andre but would accept a lower offer for the ace as they don’t want to stand in the way of his exit. The South American club are hoping the interest in the player will drive his price up, although the media outlet claim that only Arsenal and Fulham sent scouts to watch him in the Copa Libertadores final.
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Jurgen Klopp comments
After being asked about Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp earlier this month, Andre said: “I follow overseas games a bit and I know that their work is exceptional. Without a doubt he is a great coach – very intelligent and successful.
“But at the moment my coach is [Fernando] Diniz, a person I appreciate a lot off the field and who understands my style of play. I know how much I have grown in the field under his direction.”
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