Liverpool to secure £50m for midfielder player, Joao Gomes who is willing to move to Anfield in the January transfer window.
Flamengo’s emerging star Joao Gomes has been strongly connected with Liverpool ever since he made it known that he would be open to moving to Anfield.
Last month, Julio Miguel Neto disclosed (via Meia Hora) that the player had turned down several contract extensions from the Brazilian team as top European clubs were interested in signing him.
In a recent interview, the player has himself admitted that he would like to play for the Reds and in the Champions League.
“Playing in the Champions League is my biggest dream in football, mine and that of my family. Liverpool is a team where I would like to play, I have the greatest desire to play [for Liverpool],”
Julio Miguel Neto recently asserted that Jurgen Klopp has been keeping an eye on the 21-year-old midfielder playmaker for some time and that Liverpool is preparing a bid to recruit him in the upcoming transfer window in order to strengthen their midfield.
According to the South American journalist, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are also considering signing the youngster.
Flamengo are seriously considering selling Gomes if they receive a competitive offer, as Meia Hora reported in August following Gomes’ most recent contract refusal.
As far as the asking price is concerned, a fee of 300 million Brazilian Liras i.e. £50m (Diario do Fla) could be needed to secure his signature.
The Brazil U-20 player is mainly a defensive midfielder. Last season, he featured in 51 games in all competitions for Flamengo, scored 2 goals, and provided 2 assists.
He still has more than three years left on his current contract (December 2025) with the South American club.