West Ham have reportedly matched Liverpool’s offer to sign Fluminense midfielder Andre Trindade.
According to journalist Lucas Pedrosa, the Hammers have made a bid equal to what Liverpool have already offered for the Brazilian youngster, who has been heavily tipped to move to the Premier League.
Andre has been strongly linked with Liverpool all summer, yet with the Reds now focused on signing Ryan Gravenberch, West Ham are planning a swoop of their own to sign the 22-year-old.
Labelled as a ‘dynamic’ midfielder via Breaking The Lines, Andre is regarded as one of the most exciting midfielders in all of South America.
And whilst West Ham would be a good move for the Brazilian prospect, Liverpool could feel like they need to increase their offer for Andre to secure his services from Fluminense.
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Liverpool can’t let West Ham sign Andre this summer
Given how complete Andre already is as a midfielder, Liverpool losing out on the Brazilian would feel like quite the blow, especially if West Ham were the lucky side that sign the 22-year-old.
David Moyes has recruited well this summer to replace Declan Rice, and adding Andre to a midfield that already contains James Ward-Prowse, Edson Alvarez and Lucas Paqueta would be quite the force.
As a result, Liverpool simply can’t allow West Ham to win this transfer race, with Andre a player who could thrive at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp, alongside the likes of Gravenberch.