Transfer News: Liverpool Allegedly Pursued Manchester United’s Target, Claims Club President

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Andre during a match
Andre during a match (Credits: Buda Mendes/Getty Images )

Liverpool attempted to secure the services of Fluminense midfielder Andre, but the Brazilian club firmly rejected their advances. Fluminense indicated that Liverpool should abandon their pursuit of midfielder Andre Trindade during the summer, but they expressed a willingness to consider a potential deal in January.

According to Mario Bittencourt, the president of Fluminense, Liverpool contacted him about setting up a transfer for Andre, as revealed by Lance.

Bittencourt alluded to Liverpool’s “chief executive,” although it’s more likely that he meant sporting director Jorg Schmadtke than CEO Billy Hogan.

Andre can leave in 2024, according to an existing deal, according to Bittencourt, who emphasized that doing so during the summer is not an option.

When Liverpool asked about the situation, they were told to either seal Andre’s signing for January or start talks in December.

“There is an agreement between us, with the player and representative, that he would stay until the end of the year, and they comply fully and with the greatest peace of mind. What they did is work as a representative of the athlete that he is: all the surveys that come in they communicate to Fluminense,” Bittencourt stated.

“In the case of Liverpool, I go even further. Liverpool’s Chief Executive contacted me directly. And I replied to him: “My friend, I don’t sell players now, and I don’t deliver now. If you want to buy now and take it in January, we can start talking, or if you want to wait until December, we’ll talk in December,” he added.

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Fluminense midfielder Andre and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp
Andre and Jürgen Klopp (Credits: Getty Images)

Fluminense Unwilling to Part Ways with Andre Until January, Reveals Club President

The Copa Libertadores is the main reason Fluminense is keeping Andre until January.

The Copa Libertadores, CONMBEOL’s version of the Champions League, extends its season until the end of the European transfer window and concludes in November, which influences Fluminense’s choice.

Fluminense, who won against Olimpia of Paraguay in the quarterfinals, is still competing. They are now engaged in a two-leg matchup with Brazilian rivals Internacional, with a chance to advance to the championship game, either Boca Juniors or Palmeiras on the line.

Andre’s participation in Fluminense’s effort to win the Copa Libertadores is their priority; therefore, losing him before the semi-finals was never an option, regardless of any interest in signing him.

André celebrating during a match
Fluminense’s André (Credits: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Manchester United Express Interest in Signing Andre

Andre has been a target for Liverpool for about four years, according to sources from Brazil’s O Globo.

However, the Reds strengthened their midfield by signing Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch during the most recent transfer window.

As a result, Liverpool may decide to put Andre’s pursuit on hold in the forthcoming January transfer window in favor of other objectives.

Even though Andre is still a highly sought-after prospect, interesting things have happened about his possible transfer.

In August, Brazilian journalist Emmanuel Luiz said that Manchester United had made inquiries about him. Luiz did add, though, that Andre had already made a deal with Liverpool and that United’s interest stalled there because of it.

Additionally, there have been speculations from Brazil that West Ham has shown interest in bringing Andre to the Premier League. The road to Liverpool currently seems a little murky, but there is still a chance that the Reds might eventually find themselves up against Andre in the Premier League.


By Brian Anderson

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