Liverpool have been searching for Fluminense and Brazilian midfielder Andre Tridade for around 18 months as the Premier League giants consider a move in the new year.
That’s according to the Liverpool EchoAndre Trindade could be the solution to Jurgen Klopp’s number six problem.
Alexis Mac Allister continues to look like a square peg in a round hole. His defensive deficiencies were evident in the position Fabinho captured before his departure to Saudi Arabia, while Liverpool’s pursuit of Chelsea’s Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia was thwarted over the summer.
Klopp could therefore cast his net a little wider to find a long-term replacement for Fabinho in January. The Fluminense president has already confirmed Liverpool’s interest in Andre Trindade. Sources on Merseyside suggest the 22-year-old ball-winner has been on the club’s watchlist since the start of 2022.
Liverpool are long-time admirers of Andre Trindade
“There is an agreement between us, the player and the agent that he will stay until the end of the year.” La flu explains boss Mario Bittencourt lance.
“Liverpool’s chief executive contacted me directly. And I answered him: “My friend, I am not selling players now. If you want to buy now and take him in January, we can start talking, or if you want to wait until December, then we will talk in December.”
The Brazilian league season ends in five weeks. At this point, Fluminense will be ready to explore offers for a player considered the country’s “best defensive midfielder”.
Accordingly ESPNOver the summer, Liverpool had an offer of £26m rejected. However, similar offers could be enough to turn their backs on Bittencourt in the winter.
“He could definitely turn up at Anfield”
“He’s really on the agenda for January. I would be surprised if he doesn’t leave Fluminense. Will it go to Liverpool? I think they’re first in the queue,” says reporter Graeme Bailey 90 minute Talking Transfers podcast.
“He will definitely leave Fluminense in January. And he could well turn up at Anfield.”
Liverpool face Nottingham Forest at Anfield today.
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