Tottenham have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the transfer race to sign Fluminense midfielder Andre Trindade in the January transfer window.
Andre Trindade, 22, was heavily linked with a summer move to Liverpool but Fluminense were not keen on selling him back then. With Fluminense lifting the Copa Libertadores trophy last weekend, the Brazilian midfielder’s decision to stay with his boyhood club and reject a move to Liverpool has been vindicated. Liverpool’s interest is likely to be revived in the winter transfer window, but they are likely to face competition from North London duo Tottenham and Arsenal.
Tottenham reportedly monitored Andre in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday, which Fluminense won for the first time in their history by beating Boca Juniors 2-1. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder is expected to move on during the January transfer window, which has alerted a handful of Premier League clubs.
Tottenham to battle Arsenal, Liverpool for Andre?
Andre is highly rated in South America, and he has a big future ahead of him. He could develop into a fantastic player for Spurs if they can lure him away from Fluminense. Spurs will need to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Andre would be a solid addition to their midfield ranks.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been linked with the 22-year-old defensive midfielder as well. The Gunners broke the bank for Declan Rice in the summer, but with Thomas Partey and Jorginho facing uncertain futures at the Emirates Stadium, they could splash the cash for midfield reinforcements in 2024. So, Andre is a viable target for Mikel Arteta’s club.
As for Liverpool, they have already recently revamped their midfield unit, with the Merseysiders bringing in Ryan Gravenberch, Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endo after the exits of Fabinho, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.
Among those, only Endo is a defensive midfielder by trade but Klopp has used Mac Allister in a deeper role so far this season. Mac Allister is more suited to a box-to-box role and signing a specialist No.6 would give him the license to play his natural game. Andre, in that regard, would be a top fit for the Reds. The Brazilian is certainly ready to make the step up to a more competitive league in the coming year, and considering the way Liverpool have been playing this season, he could find a move to Anfield exciting.
All in all, a move to the Premier League would be a major step up in Andre’s career. It will be interesting to see where the 22-year-old ends up.
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