Fluminense’s Stance on Andre
In recent weeks, the football world has been abuzz with Liverpool’s interest in Fluminense’s star player, Andre Trindade. However, despite the Merseyside club’s keenness, Fluminense remains resolute in their decision: Andre is not on the market.
Liverpool had reportedly hinted at a generous £26m bid for the 22-year-old Brazilian sensation. Yet, the Rio de Janeiro-based club swiftly communicated their unwavering stance on the matter. Andre, it seems, will not be donning the red jersey this summer.
The Current Scenario at Anfield
With the recent acquisition of Wataru Endo, Liverpool’s midfield seems bolstered. However, the potential suspension of Alexis Mac Allister underscores the fragility of their current lineup. As Jurgen Klopp prepares his squad for their upcoming match at St James’ Park, he faces a limited selection of senior midfielders.
While Endo is expected to make his debut on Tyneside, Klopp will likely rely on Harvey Elliott and Dominik Szoboszlai to complete the midfield trio. Cody Gakpo’s deeper role is anticipated to continue, and Stefan Bajcetic’s return is eagerly awaited by the Anfield faithful.
The Andre Dilemma
Despite the challenges, Liverpool’s pursuit of Andre seems to be on hold, at least for now. Fluminense’s consistent message throughout the summer has been clear: Andre is off-limits. However, the upcoming Copa Libertadores match against Paraguayan side Olimpia could be a game-changer. If Fluminense fails to advance, Liverpool might sense an opportunity to revisit negotiations.
But with Fluminense being the favourites to progress, Liverpool might need to look elsewhere or wait for the winter window. Securing a deal for the player Tim Vickery lauds as ‘quick’ would be a win-win for all parties involved.