Liverpool are reportedly plotting a new approach to sign Fluminense midfielder Andre Trindade, with the Brazilian viewed as an alternative to Romeo Lavia.
According to Netflu, the Reds are ready to move for the 22-year-old once again after Liverpool saw a third bid rejected for Lavia by Southampton, with Andre now a potential replacement target for the Belgian.
As per the report, Andre has a release clause of €40m (£34m), a figure that Liverpool could easily trigger having had a £45m bid rejected by Southampton this week for Lavia.
Lauded by Breaking The Lines as a ‘dynamic’ player, Andre could be an ideal alternative for Liverpool if the finances for Lavia prove to be too much for the Merseyside giants.
And this latest update seems to suggest that the Reds are plotting a move for the Fluminense midfielder, who could be eager to jump at the chance to sign for Liverpool.
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Indeed, Fluminense’s stance on Andre all summer, though, has been that he won’t leave due to their Copa Libertadores run. However, the £34m release clause could be Liverpool’s golden ticket to the midfielder.
Liverpool should activate Andre’s release clause
With Liverpool stalling in their bid to sign Lavia, alternatives need to be explored as we inch closer to the transfer deadline, with Andre an ideal candidate for the Reds.
As a result, triggering the midfielder’s release clause could be a great move from Liverpool, with Andre potentially costing the Anfield side over £10m less than Lavia.
Whilst Andre’s potential isn’t as exciting as Lavia’s, the Brazilian is ideal to come in now and to anchor the defensive midfield, with the Southampton man a player Liverpool can always return for in another window.