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Report: Second midfield target renews his contract until 2027 despite interest from Liverpool

A second Liverpool target renews their contract as Joao Gomes signs with Flamengo to 2027. The Reds are finding their pursuit difficult.

 

This comes from Coluna do Fla. They claim that Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes has renewed his contract with the club until 2027.

 

Gomes was apparently one of the lowest-paid players in their first team. This new deal significantly boosts his salary, however – by around five times.

 

The young midfielder signs this deal despite interest from Europe. The article mentions AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool as having asked about him. It appears he’ll be staying in Brazil for the next little while, however.

 

Joao Gomes renews contract

This is the second time in a week, then. Gavi renewed his contract at Barcelona despite interest from Liverpool. Mundo Deportivo report that the Reds actually made the highest offer – even more than Bayern Munich could put on the table.

 

Both are sizeable blows. Gavi would have been a world-class signing, of course, and there’s little doubt that Liverpool would have put everything they had behind that one.

 

But Gomes has openly talked about joining the Reds. They would have a relatively easy task of securing one of the more interesting players in Brazil right now – if they can convince Flamengo to sell for a reasonable price.

 

The latter just became a lot more difficult. Flamengo aren’t going to lose their player anytime soon unless they receive a convincing bid. And that bid may need to be very convincing.

 

But it’s certainly not impossible. Liverpool certainly have far more financial might than the Brazilians and perhaps they try to force a move through anyway. Gomes just won’t be the bargain they’d hoped for – and whether that makes the transfer less appealing isn’t exactly clear.

He remains one to watch but a deal doesn’t feel likely.

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