Roberto Firmino nears decision on Liverpool future after new offers - journalist
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Roberto Firmino nears decision on Liverpool future after new offers - journalist

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.

This comes from Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg. He claims on Twitter that Roberto Firmino is close to a decision on his future.

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.

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“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.

Signing him to a new contract could be one of their biggest deals of 2023. It’s securing not only a fantastic player, after all, but an ‘essential’ one, as Klopp puts it.

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.

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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.

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