£40m player really wants to sign for Jurgen Klopp in January - journalist

Andre Trindade has been the talk of the transfer window over the past week.

The Brazilian looks to be free to leave Fluminense after their Copa Libertadores triumph, and many English clubs are on red alert over this situation.

Liverpool have been the team most strongly linked with the midfielder, and speaking on The Redmen TV, Emmanuel Luiz has shared an update on the youngster’s situation.

The Brazilian journalist is adamant that the £40m man wants to join the Reds, but, Fulham are currently offering the best terms to Fluminense for the South American star.

“So I’m going to be loud and clear for you guys. We already talked about £40m being the release clause. Fulham and Liverpool were in the race, Andre really wanted Liverpool in the middle of the year, it remains really clear, Andre wants Liverpool, but the most important thing right now, Andre wants Liverpool, but Fulham, and I confirmed this, I spoke to some guys at the club and they said that Andre will play for the club that makes the best offer to Fluminense,” Luiz said.

“He wants Liverpool, and Liverpool wants to pay like £30m, but what Fulham did, they said to Fluminense, he has a £40m release clause, what we want to do as Fulham is to pay the release clause and have some sort of add-on clause, Andre wants Liverpool, but what I think will happen is that if Liverpool come with £35m for him and a 20% clause, they will sell to Liverpool.”

On one hand, this is a very talented young man who could go on to become a star, but, on the other hand, £35m is a lot of money for a player who has never played in Europe.

Of course, the stars of South American can be worth a lot more than that – just look at Julian Alvarez and Vinicius Jr as examples, but these types of moves can also be huge gambles.

Fulham appear to be ahead in this race at the moment, but with the player preferring a move to Anfield, don’t write Liverpool off just yet.


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