‘I love to play for Liverpool but ‘-Liverpool transfer target Joao Gomes takes final decision on his next club
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been linked with Joao Gomes and the Flamengo midfielder himself has publicly said that he wants to play for the Merseyside club.
However, latest reports suggest that he is off to Julen Lopetegui’s Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window.
Famous Brazilian journalist Vene Casagrande has reported on Twitter that Flamengo are now close to selling Gomes to Premier League rivals Wolves.
The final details are now being sorted out now, according to Casagrande.
The journalist wrote on Twitter, as translated from Portuguese: “Urgent news: João Gomes is close to being sold to Wolves, from England. Details being sorted out for the Flamengo midfielder to transfer to English football.”
This will come as a blow for Liverpool fans.
The sport had earlier reported that Liverpool are keen on signing the 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder.
The report added that the youngster has a release clause of €60 million (£53 million) in his contract at Flamengo.
Real Madrid were named as an interested club in that report.
Back in August 2022, Gomes told ESPN Brazil that he would love to play for Liverpool.
And now, Wolves, it would appear, have done enough to beat out the stiff competition for his signature.
Gomes’ arrival at Molineux is now viewed as as good as imminent, after Flamengo accepted an offer worth a sum in the region of €17 million.
Wolves are currently fighting relegation aurvival in the Premier League, while Liverpool are aiming to finish in the Premier League top four.
The Reds also tend to challenge for the league title and for the UEFA Champions League on a regular basis.