Scouting Report: André Trindade, The Next Casemiro?
And how he compares to the Reds' other key target Lavia
André Trindade becomes the latest midfielder linked with a move to Liverpool. While it is not surprising that a defensive-minded midfielder is linked to the Reds in this window, the refreshing aspect is that the club is actually considering the possibility of signing a player directly from the South American market.
André started his career as a youth player at Fluminense before making his senior debut in 2020. He has played 145 times for the Brazilian top-flight side so far, scoring and assisting three goals.
The 22-year-old is labelled as ‘the next Casemiro’ in Brazil. He made his senior national team debut by coming off the bench in a friendly against Senegal six weeks ago.
The Brazil domestic season runs between April and December, so André is currently playing meaningful games of football in South America while players in Europe are gearing up for the season starting in the coming days or weeks.
Let’s look at the Fluminense midfielder in more depth with the help of numbers and understand how similar or different he is to the other Liverpool target of the similar position - Roméo Lavia.
Player Profile - André Trindade
André is more of a tempo-controller in the middle of the park. He is good at passing with accuracy, finding teammates in the final third who would create chances or score goals. He reads the game well and makes key interceptions to stop the opposition from building attacks through the central zone.
The 22-year-old has predominantly played in a double-pivot midfield and prefers to operate centrally without making those darts towards the opposition box. He is physically strong but lacks the height or the jump to compete in aerial duels well.
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