Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was negotiating a new contract with the Reds before deciding to pursue a new challenge
According to Fabrizio Romano in the newest edition of his exclusive Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside, Firmino will most likely hunt for a new club abroad after spending so many years in the Premier League.
Firmino has been a crucial player for Liverpool since signing from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015, appearing in over 350 games and scoring 107 goals for the Merseyside giants.
The 31-year-old has been crucial in Jurgen Klopp’s side as a false nine, helping the team win the Champions League final in 2018/19 and the Premier League title the following season.
Firmino is no longer a definite starter for Klopp, so now appears to be a good opportunity for him to try something new, though Romano adds that it’s unclear where he’ll end up next.
“There were conversations between Roberto Firmino and Liverpool about a one or two year deal, but he and his family decided that he wanted to try a new challenge, new experience, and perhaps a new country,” Romano stated.
“For sure clubs are monitoring him but there is nothing advanced yet. Liverpool’s priority this summer will be new midfielders, followed by a center-back. The signing of a striker will be contingent on the availability of funds.”