Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is all set to leave the club at the end of the season, and he has offered his services to Barcelona.
Roberto Firmino will see his contract with Liverpool ends in the summer, and he has decided not to sign an extension with them. A report from Spanish publication SPORT claims that the Brazilian striker has now offered himself to Barcelona.
Roberto Firmino has been a loyal servant for Liverpool since joining the club from Hoffenheim, and he has helped them win every single trophy at the club level. The 31-year-old is undoubtedly a club legend, and his impending departure will certainly be a blow for the Reds.
It will be interesting to see if the Premier League giants decide to bring in a quality replacement for him at the end of the season. Meanwhile, the Brazilian international is keen on playing for Barcelona next season. And it remains to be seen whether Barcelona decide to snap him up on a free transfer.
Apparently, Barcelona are keeping tabs on his situation, and they could look to bring him in as a low-cost alternative to Robert Lewandowski. The 30-year-old Brazilian remains a top-class player despite his age, and he could prove to be a very useful option for Xavi Hernandez next season.
Firmino is more than just a goalscorer; his play-making abilities will add a new dimension to the Barcelona attack. The Brazilian international is an extremely intelligent footballer. His tactical discipline and relentless work ethic will also be priceless additions to the Barcelona squad.
The Catalan giants are currently well-placed to win the league title this season, but they were quite underwhelming in Europe. Firmino has proven his quality in the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool, and he has an admirable record in the competition.
The Brazilian has helped Liverpool win the competition once and has guided them to two other finals as well. He could make a big difference at Barcelona as the Blaugrana look to make their mark in the Champions League next season. Signing a player of his quality on a free transfer should be a no-brainer. And given their financial limitations, Barcelona should not miss out on opportunities like signing the Liverpool veteran.
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