It’s now been a couple of years Gremio forward Luan has been frequently linked with a move to European football.
The 24-year-old had the opportunity to show himself to the world when winning the gold medal for Brazil at the Rio Olympics, and now has done it again winning the Copa Libertadores with Gremio last month.
That’s why the speculation about a departure from Gremio simply won’t stop, and now Luan is back having his name mentioned in the English press once again, with Yahoo claiming that Liverpool are still after him.
It’s been reported Liverpool have entered discussions for the transfer, with the player having a quite affordable €18m release clause.
The news found some echo in Brazil, and as Luan has given a press conference on Wednesday, he was obviously asked about interest from Europe.
“If I knew, I wouldn’t hide. I always said that I would leave it to Gremio and to my agent, and if they had something concrete, they should talk to me. No one has come to me, so there is nothing. (via Zero Hora)
“It has to be good for me, it has to be good for Gremio. I will not rush to want to leave soon, just like in the middle of last year. For the moment that we were through, I decided to stay. It was my decision alone. Now it’s the start of the season and I want to regain my form and rythm to play. What I know is that I want to play the next game as soon as possible here at Gremio.”
Now with only week before the transfer window is closed, we find it very unlikely that Gremio would accept a penny less than his release clause from Liverpool or anyone else.