Who is Andre? The Brazil international linked to Man Utd and Fulham

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 18 Jan 2024 19:01 GMT
  • 5 min read
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Andre was very close to joining Liverpool over the summer window - and though a move never materialised, he still remains likely to be heading to the Premier League.

The Reds sent a proposal but terms could not be agreed upon over Fluminense’s desire to have the midfielder stay and help them win the Copa Libertadores trophy, a feat they managed to achieve.

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There has been a lot of speculation around Andre’s future leading up to the January transfer window, with Manchester United and Fulham all linked, but just who is the Brazilian ace?

What position does Andre play in?

Andre is a holding midfielder who plays primarily in the No.6 role.

How good is Andre?

Andre was born in Ibirataia and he joined Fluminense's youth setup in 2013. Even though he has not played in Europe, he has received multiple call-ups to the Brazil national team. He made his club debut, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 victory over Atletico Goianiense in the Copa do Brasil. Two years later and Andre, a pivotal member of the side, marked his 150th match for Fluminense.

He also started in the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors earlier this year, contributing to a 2–1 victory after extra time to secure the club’s first title in the competition.

Andre has drawn the attention of a number of Premier League clubs
© ProShots - Andre has drawn the attention of a number of Premier League clubs

Standing at 5 foot 9 inches, Andre operates as a defensive midfielder with a preference for his right foot. He is deployed in front of the backline, as part of a double-pivot of a 4-2-3-1 / 4-3-3 formation.

He is a technical player but is known for his ability to turn over possession and cause pressure to the opponent’s midfield.

Andre has good passing ability and is able to carry the ball well, even venturing as far as the third final.

He is a master of dictating tempo and pulling the strings, helping the transition from defense to attack.

What clubs are interested in Andre?

Andre has been linked to West Ham, Fulham, Man Utd, and Liverpool previously.

When does Andre’s contract expire?

Andre’s contract expires in 2026.

What is Andre’s Instagram?

Andres’ Instagram is @andre7. He has 359k followers at the time of writing.

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