Liverpool could reportedly have to pay as much as £34m to sign Andre Trindade, with Fluminense increasing their asking price for the 22-year-old midfielder.
Previous reports have priced Andre at around £20m. But with Liverpool now in talks with Fluminense to sign the midfielder, the South American giants have acted to raise their demands for their star prospect.
Likened to N’Golo Kante by Breaking The Lines, Andre looks primed to become one of Liverpool’s many midfield signings this summer based on growing rumours this week surrounding the youngster.
However, Fluminense’s new demands for Andre could be a kicker for Liverpool, especially with the Reds trying to agree a deal for Romeo Lavia, which could cost as much as £50m.
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Indeed, Fluminense are well within their right to demand a good fee for Andre with Liverpool now interested. Yet the Anfield side could feel obligated to drop their interest given how big the figure is.
Liverpool have to negotiate with Fluminense over Andre’s asking price
Liverpool’s interest in Andre has magnified significantly this week, and as a result, Fluminense have played their ultimate move by increasing their asking price for the midfielder.
Whilst the decision is understandable, Liverpool will now feel like their back is against the wall. Yet not all hope is lost just yet, with the Reds still able to land a deal for Andre.
What needs to happen, though, is that Liverpool have to negotiate with Fluminense to decrease their demands for Andre, a prospect that could happen given the power the Reds transfer team can command in some moves.