It is news that Roberto Firmino (31, Liverpool) will join Barcelona.
Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’ exclusively reported on 메이저사이트the 22nd (Korean time) that “Firmino is scheduled to leave Liverpool, but has agreed to join Barcelona after the season.”
“Firmino will end eight years at Anfield. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wanted to keep Firmino, but the player was determined to take on a new challenge.”
Prior to the report, ‘Football Insider’ reported on the 21st, “According to sources, Barcelona has offered Firmino a huge contract. Firmino has also received offers from Real Madrid and a club in Saudi Arabia.”
Firmino moved to Liverpool from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015 for a transfer fee of 41 million euros (about 60 billion won). He was strong enough not to bounce. He formed the ‘Wife Line’ with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and added destructive power with his excellent linkage ability.
Firmino had 11 goals and 11 assists in 49 games in the 2015-16 season, 12 goals and 11 assists in 41 games in the 2016-17 season, 27 goals and 17 assists in 54 games in the 2017-18 season, and 16 goals and 8 assists in 48 games in the 2018-19 season. recorded However, he showed poor form as his ups and downs intensified from the 2019-20 season. Unsatisfactory play continued in many ways, such as his decisiveness and involvement in build-up, and he suffered frequent injuries.
Firmino, whose last renewal was in April 2018, was scheduled to expire at the end of June 2023. And in early March, he had a conversation with manager Klopp and expressed his intention to decline the renewal of the contract. Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports in Germany said: “Firmino has decided to leave Liverpool after eight years. He will leave the club this summer without a contract extension.”
Love calls flooded Firmino, who will become a free agent (FA). According to multiple reports, Real, Juventus and AS Roma have shown interest in the contract. There were also English Premier League (EPL) clubs such as Newcastle United, but it is known that Firmino has no intention of moving to a team in the league like Liverpool.
Then, on the 22nd, an agreement with Barcelona was announced. It came as a surprise to me not long after the news broke that Barcelona had offered Firmino a huge contract. The destination was decided earlier than expected.