Roberto Firmino nears a decision on his Liverpool future after new offers from Saudi Arabia, according to reports. The Brazilian is out of contract this summer.
Firmino’s £180k-a-week contact, per Capology, expires at the end of the June, meaning clubs outside of England can offer him a deal right now. And he has offers to leave Liverpool, says Plettenberg – lucrative ones.
But it appears that won’t be enough to sway him.
“Clubs from Saudi Arabia are still pushing but clear tendency now and at this stage: Contract extension with Liverpool!” said Plettenberg. “At least until 2025.
“He wants to continue at the highest level.”
Roberto Firmino and Liverpool
We’d hate to lose Firmino, especially on a free. We know Jurgen Klopp feels the same way – he outright said it, after all.
The Brazilian is a unique forward option and one in great form this season. An injury has interrupted his season, of course, but before that Firmino had nine goals and four assists across 21 matches.
No one else can play the False 9 role like he can – a role that helps both the attack and the midfield. Losing him for nothing in return would be a huge blow and he’d need replacing.
Given that Liverpool reportedly want to spend a fortune on a midfielder – likely Jude Bellingham – finding the money to replace Firmino would be a nightmare. Securing him to a new contract eliminates that need, gives the Reds a vital player, and allows greater freedom in the summer.
It’s a no-brainer and we’re thrilled that he reportedly wants to commit.