Flamengo prospect Joao Gomes has left the door open for a move to Anfield by describing Liverpool as “a team I would play for” following recent transfer speculation.
The 21-year-old was linked with a move to Merseyside during the summer transfer window but ultimately stayed in Brazil.
However, Gomes wasn’t shy about speaking about his ambitions during a recent interview with ESPN.
“Liverpool are a team I would play for,” he said (as reported by fabrice romano (opens in a new tab)).
“I have the greatest desire to play. Playing in the Champions League is my biggest dream in football”.
Manchester United were also previously linked with the defensive midfielder, who has a contract with Flamengo until December 2025.
The Liverpool links came amid a series of midfield injuries but Jurgen Klopp’s men finally brought in Arthur Melo from Juventus on loan on deadline day.
Gomes is a ball-winning midfielder with a good passing range, and he has already registered 52 appearances in all competitions for the Rio de Janeiro side this season.
Who scored (opens in a new tab)data shows he has the second most tackles per 90 in the 2022 Brazilian top-flight season at 4.5.
The youngster broke into Flamengo’s first team in November 2020 and won the Brazilian title that season.
In total, he made 106 appearances for his club, scoring three goals and providing three assists.
Gomes is valued at £9m by the online transfer portal Transfer market (opens in a new tab).
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