Liverpool man hoping for transfer U-turn but Middle East club prepare ‘huge offer’ for forward

Liverpool to let FIrmino leave Credit: Alamy
Liverpool to let FIrmino leave Credit: Alamy

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has admitted that he hopes Roberto Firmino will change his mind and commit his future to the club beyond this season.

It has already been confirmed that Firmino will leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of this season. His agent – Roger Wittmann – has claimed that the forward has not yet spoken to other clubs about a transfer.

“Our plan for the next couple of weeks – this is the plan of Roberto – is to show the manager and Liverpool finally again the best version of him to say goodbye. This is what he wants to do,” Wittmann said.

“He has no clue what that means for him in the near future. He told us during the whole phase when we negotiated, ‘I don’t want to talk to anybody else, there’s no need to do that’. He said it was a decision with the club.

“This was the first time in my life he’s a free agent player and he said there was no need to talk to others! So he’s not motivated by other clubs or by financial terms – far away from that.”

The forward has been a sensational asset for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp and he will no doubt go down as a club legend.

Now is likely the right time for him to move on given the emergence of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. Liverpool also still have Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz to choose from in attacking areas.

Firmino will be sorely missed by Liverpool and Fabinho has admitted that he hopes “the situation can still change”.

“Bobby is a very special guy,” Fabinho said.

“It’s great to have him as a teammate. He’s a guy that everyone likes him. It was really cool that he scored today, that he celebrated in that way. Everyone on the bench, on the field, celebrated with him, because he is a guy that everyone likes.

“So he’s a guy who for me should stay at Liverpool forever, who was very important since my arrival. And I don’t want to talk too much about the future, let’s enjoy these last few months that we have of him here.

“I don’t know if the situation can still change, but we joke with him a little. But let’s enjoy it while we have this player with us because he is a very special guy.”

Earlier this week, Football Insider reported that FC Barcelona and Inter Milan have ‘registered interest’ in signing Firmino.

The two European giants have ‘made moves’ to acquire the 31-year-old but a ‘Saudi Arabian club is also believed to be readying a “huge offer” to Firmino as they look to lure him for a mega-money Middle East move’.

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