LIVERPOOL’s offense Serie A club Juventus is reportedly interested in signing Roberto Firmino
Because his contract expires in 2023, Liverpool has the best chance of making a profit on forward Roberto Firmino during this summer’s transfer window. Juventus are interested in signing the Brazilian international, but they may have to release one of their players in order to reach an agreement with the Reds.
Firmino has slipped down the Anfield pecking order after making just 10 Premier League starts and as many substitute appearances last season. Juve, a Serie A club, has expressed interest in the striker’s prolific finishing. During that time, he scored five goals and assisted on four others.
TuttoJuve claims that Massimiliano Allegri’s team has made a £19.5 million bid for the 30-year-old forward, which is likely less than what Liverpool is willing to pay. As a result, Liverpool may be tempted to demand a player in exchange for Firmino, either as part of a player plus cash deal or as a stand-alone swap deal.
Jurgen Klopp appears to be content with the Liverpool team as it stands right now, and the club is unlikely to make another transfer move until January. However, the opportunity to demand a player from Juventus may be too good to pass up; Express Sport examines four options the German manager may consider.
Adrien Rabiot, a France international, is said to be unhappy at Juventus and chose not to join the team on their preseason tour of America due to uncertainty about his future. As a result, the Old Lady may be more willing to let the former PSG star go.
A new midfielder would allow for more rotation as Klopp’s team strives to improve in both the Premier League and the Champions League. In the past, Liverpool’s midfield depth has been an issue. However, Rabiot’s arrival could jeopardize the Reds’ plans to sign Jude Bellingham the following summer.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to be one of the first names on the teamsheet at Anfield until he retires, but that doesn’t mean he won’t get hurt or need a break when the schedule gets hectic. To test whether they truly want Firmino, Liverpool could be bold and demand right-back Juan Cuadrado from Juventus in addition to some cash.
Last season, the 34-year-old former Chelsea fullback appeared in 33 league games, and his attacking performance stood out due to his prior experience as a winger. Cuadrado could be a versatile option to consider, as the Reds are currently without experienced cover for Alexander-Arnold following the sale of Neco Williams to Nottingham Forest earlier this summer. Furthermore, his contract is coming to an end.
Mr. Weston McKennie
Weston McKennie, a versatile midfielder, would provide Klopp with depth across the field despite not being a like-for-like replacement for Firmino. Given the club’s recent departures, the USA international’s versatility in both midfield and on the wings could be advantageous.
McKennie, 23, fits the profile of a player Klopp can develop in the coming seasons, which appears to be the club’s new recruitment strategy. Transfermarkt values the former Schalke star at £22.5 million, which may be close to what Juventus is willing to increase their Firmino offer to.