Liverpool have been targeting the Brazilian defensive midfielder Andre Trindade from a long time. The player made history with Fluminense when they lifted the Copa Libretadores trophy on Sunday. This is the first trophy of its kind in the club’s history. The 22 year old has been linked with the Reds for several months. And as the current scenario looks, he’s likely to make a move in the January transfer window. Moreover, reports from Brazil have surfaced and they state that the player has verbally agreed to play at Anfield. However, Fluminense expect a bid of £30 million plus from Liverpool. Alongside Liverpool, Arsenal and Fulham were also competing to sign him. But Liverpool are the clear favourites here.
Although the player has verbally agreed to join the Reds, he cannot make a move abroad until the end of the FIFA club World Cup. The competition is scheduled to start from 12th of December. Fluminense have qualified for the competition after winning the Copa Libretadores.
Why do Fluminense expect a bid of £30 million plus and why are Liverpool ready to bid.
According to anfieldcentral, Liverpool sent representatives to the Copa Libretadores final. They were impressed with the performance of the player. Moreover, a defensive midfielder is a must for the reds. Their goal scoring prowess is going unnoticed due the lack in midfield which is costing them a considerable amount of counter attacks.
Although Alexis Mac Allister is having a decent performance at Anfield, but he’s not playing in his familiar position. And that’s affecting the world cup winner’s performance consecutively. Andre’s arrival is going to assist Jurgen Klopp in restructuring his midfield. A specialist number 6 would allow Mac Allister to play independently as well. Moreover, the Brazilian himself has confessed that he’s keen to join another club. Adding Andre to the team is going to deliver reasonably better results for Liverpool.
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