Liverpool is one of the best clubs in the world, and many top players and young players aspire to play at Anfield.
Joao Gomes is one such player who has recently stated his desire to play for the Reds and in the Champions League.
As per a story covered by Meia Hora today (news image provided below), journalist, Julio Miguel Neto, has confirmed that the midfielder has rejected a new contract to extend his stay with the South American club.
The Brazilian news source has mentioned that this is not the first time Gomes, who has a deal until 2025, has turned down fresh terms with the Rio de Janeiro club.
The reason behind his refusal to extend is the interest from top European clubs and mainly the “desire” to join Liverpool. He stated:
“Playing in the Champions League is my biggest dream in football, mine and that of my family. Liverpool is a team where I would like to play, I have the greatest desire to play [for Liverpool],”
The likes of Manchester United, Spain’s Atletico Madrid, and Portugal’s Benfica have shown interest in hiring his services.
Gomes is regarded as one of Flamengo’s most important players; he is a “darling” of the crowd and has formed an excellent partnership in the center of the park with Thiago Maia.
However, following the latest contract rejection, Meia Hora claims that the Brazilian club is considering accepting a bid for the £48m-rated player during the current transfer window (Diario do Fla).