Anfield Maneuvers: Liverpool in Thiago Exit Talks & Fluminense’s Andre’s Pursuit
The Merseyside gears are in motion as Liverpool contemplate the future of their Spanish midfield maestro, Thiago Alcantara. In parallel, the Reds are keeping their eyes on the prize across the Atlantic, with the Brazilian midfield dynamo Andre on their radar. This information comes to light, courtesy of Anfield Watch.
A Brazilian Prospect: Setting the Price for Andre
Liverpool’s scouting network has been hard at work in South America. Their eagle eyes are fixed on Fluminense’s Andre, a player the club has reportedly approached in recent times. However, the Brazilian outfit seems to play hardball, with no intention of loosening their grip on the player till at least the winter window.
“Last month, Football Transfers revealed that the Reds made an attempt to sign the midfielder, along with Fulham, but his current club were not willing to let him go this summer – instead preferring to wait until December.”
Crucially, the outcome of Fluminense’s Copa Libertadores round of 16 return match against Argentinos Juniors on 8 August could be a game-changer. An early exit might hasten Andre’s Premier League journey.
Crunching the Numbers: Andre’s Potential Deal
While the rumour mill spins, insider whispers suggest a deal for Andre, 22, could be inked for €30m (£26m) provided the full payment is made. Should Liverpool decide on a leaner budget of €25m (£21.5m), they could still snag Andre, albeit with 80% of his economic rights and future add-ons. However, he would remain in Brazil until winter, per Fluminense’s terms.
The Thiago Conundrum: A Future Away from Anfield
While Liverpool scours for fresh talent, they’re simultaneously receptive to bids for Thiago. With only a year remaining on his Anfield contract, and a worrisome injury record, the club is reportedly reluctant to extend his stay.
“Anfield Watch has learned that Liverpool are open to offers for Thiago, who has just one year left on his contract at Anfield. They won’t consider offering the Spaniard a new contract due to his concerning injury record.”
Eyeing a Leicester Connection: A Surprise Interest in Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
In a twist of events, Liverpool’s search for midfield reinforcements has landed them at the doorstep of Leicester City. As per Anfield Watch, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is a player they’re keen on, a move possibly made easier with their strong links to agency Wasserman.
A Midfield Exodus: Liverpool’s Summer Shake-up
Liverpool’s midfield landscape has drastically changed with departures to the Middle East – Jordan Henderson to Al-Ettifaq and Fabinho to Al-Ittihad. The void left by James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Arthur Melo has left the Reds scouting for at least two more talents to bolster their ranks.
The Anfield dressing room is set for a massive shakeup. Will these manoeuvres lead to a stronger, more dynamic Liverpool side? Only time will tell.