Roberto Firmino is leaning towards signing an extension at Liverpool despite attracting Saudi clubs
Roberto Firmino is leaning towards a new deal at Liverpool despite raising interest from Saudi clubs… while the Brazilian weighs his future at Anfield with new Reds star Cody Gakpo, who is set to cut his playing time
- A handful of Saudi Arabian clubs are interested in Liverpool star Roberto Firmino
- The Brazilian striker’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season
- Firmino, 31, is leaning towards another contract extension with the Reds
- He has nine goals and four assists in 21 games so far this season
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia but is still leaning towards signing a new contract at Anfield.
The Brazilian striker, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been a popular player with Reds fans since arriving from Hoffenheim in 2015 and has helped the club win several titles including Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Firmino was once a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s side but has watched his playing time drain in recent seasons, making just 20 league appearances last season compared to his previous tallys of 34, 38 and 36 between 2018- 19 and 2020-21.
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is leaning towards signing a contract extension at Anfield
The Brazilian, whose contract expires this summer, is attracting interest from Saudi Arabian clubs
The addition of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez has meant stiffer competition for Liverpool forward spots and the 31-year-old’s options are likely to narrow further following the £44million arrival of Cody Gakpo from PSV this month .
Firmino is due to sign a new extension with Liverpool before the summer and is attracting interest from a handful of clubs in Saudi Arabia looking to improve their footballing profile ahead of a 2030 World Cup bid.
Saudi giants Al Nassr unveiled their new superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday after the Portuguese icon agreed to a deal worth a staggering £175million a year.
Despite Firmino having offers on the table to join the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star in the Saudi Pro League, he is leaning towards signing a new contract at Anfield, with his current deal worth around £180,000 a week is.
Saudi giant Al Nassr unveiled his new megastar Cristiano Ronaldo to his fans on Tuesday
Firmino has scored nine goals and provided four assists in all competitions for Liverpool so far
The forward has also attracted interest from Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, as well as his youth side Sao Paolo.
Liverpool’s dismal 3-1 defeat by Brentford on Monday left Klopp’s side seven points behind Manchester United in fourth place.
Despite the Reds’ disappointing start to the season, Firmino has enjoyed a productive season so far, with nine goals and four assists in 21 games in all competitions.
Liverpool on Tuesday announced the £44million signing of Netherlands international Cody Gakpo
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