Club now worried they made a huge mistake rejecting Liverpool

Fluminense are now worried they made a mistake rejecting an offer from Liverpool for Andre. The Reds tried to get him in the summer.

This comes from journalist Victor Lessa. The claim is that Fluminense are now worried about the future of Andre after things looked so positive in the summer.

Andre was a much-talked-about player back then, with Liverpool putting in an offer to buy the defensive midfielder. However, Fluminense rejected the proposal as they were still hoping to win the Copa Libertadores.

The idea was that winning the competition was a priority, while his value would shoot up on the back of the success. And honestly, that made complete sense - few at Liverpool could begrudge them that.

Fluminense did indeed go on to win the Copa Libertadores, too, setting up a January exit for Andre. Only, the offers aren't there.

Liverpool went off the idea of signing Andre once Wataru Endo clicked with the side. Fulham, another potential destination, are holding onto Joao Palinha and don't need a new signing until the summer at the earliest.

So the £25+ Fluminense expected just isn't there. In fact, Andre may remain with the club.

Lessa explains how Andre essentially rejecting Liverpool's offer may have resulted in raised eyebrows at clubs. Does he lack ambition with that?

To be fair, that feels like a stretch and is unlikely to be the real reason here. Far more likely is the fact that few teams are ready to spend £25m on a young defensive midfielder in January.

It appeared that Liverpool and Fulham were willing but then circumstances changed - that's the big risk you take by putting things off. The offer may never return and in this case, it hasn't.

The summer window may bring a change in that but for now, Fluminense are going to be £25m worse off than they planned on. There won't be enormous regret after the Copa Libertadores win, but it's still not the situtation they were hoping for.

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