JUVENTUS SET TO RAISE OFFER TO SIGN LIVERPOOL FORWARD FIRMINO
According to Fichajes, Juventus are keen on getting Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino on board this summer and are prepared to raise their offer to sign the veteran attacker. The Serie A giants had previously bid €23 million for the Brazilian forward, but Liverpool were reluctant to accept it. Firmino has been with Liverpool since 2015 when he joined them from Hoffenheim in a deal worth around €40 million. The Brazilian international more than repaid the amount the Reds paid for him, representing the club in over 300 matches, in which he has scored 98 goals and provided 74 assists.
Going into the summer window, all three of Liverpool’s revered attackers had a year each remaining on their contracts. While Salah has signed an extension, Mane chose to depart and it is up to Firmino now to decide what the future holds for him.
2022 being a World Cup year, Firmino is keen to have significant game time behind him and is thus inclined to leave as he could struggle to play regularly at Anfield. The arrivals of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz over the last couple of years have pushed Firmino down the pecking order and Darwin Nunez’s arrival at Liverpool is going to further limit his game time.
Juventus have emerged as a likely destination with the Bianconeri keen to provide him with a way out as well. They submitted an initial €23 million bid, which did not convince Liverpool to sanction the sale.