Barcelona Transfer News: Roberto Firmino, a striker for Liverpool, is expected to depart the club after the season, with Barcelona reportedly interested in signing him
Barcelona Transfer News: Roberto Firmino’s representative has stated that the Brazilian forward does not want to sign a contract extension with Liverpool when his current deal expires this summer. Fichajes reports that Barcelona is actively pursuing a transfer for the 31-year-old.
Throughout his time with Liverpool, Firmino has established himself as a top performer on an international level. And the Premier League giants have won every club trophy possible thanks to his efforts. It will be a huge loss for the Reds to lose the Brazilian, who is a true club icon.
While Firmino has dealt with his fair share of injury issues this season, he has still managed to score nine goals and add five assists in all competitions. It’s clear that Barcelona needs to strengthen their attacking bench. And the 31-year-old may turn out to be a great free agent buy.
What’s the matter?
The Brazilian forward contributes in many ways than simply scoring goals. The intelligent, creative, and link-up play he brings to the Barcelona offence will improve the team’s overall quality. The 31-year-old has the versatility to play in a number of offensive roles, including those of striker, center-attacking midfielder, and winger. His adaptability is a major plus.
As a player, Firmino would be a perfect complement to Barcelona’s attacking philosophy. It might turn out to be a masterstroke to sign a player of his calibre and experience for nothing. The Spanish powerhouses rely too much on Robert Lewandowski as a striker right now. And the Brazilian, together with the Polish international, might carry the load in terms of scoring goals.
What’s next for Roberto Firmino?
Barcelona is currently leading La Liga and will want to improve next season in the Champions League. Firmino has played a key role in Liverpool’s run to the final of the UEFA Champions League on three separate occasions.
For the Catalan giants, his history and knowledge in the tournament might be invaluable. Liverpool, meanwhile, will need to find a replacement of comparable calibre and experience this coming summer. Whom they acquire to replace Firmino in the lineup next year will be fascinating to watch.