FC Barcelona has almost received its next reinforcement for the new season. Roberto Firmino has given his yes to the Catalans, reports The Daily Mail.
Firmino previously announced that he will leave Liverpool on a free transfer after this season. This makes the 31-year-old Brazilian a particularly interesting option for FC Barcelona, which is still looking for a stand-in for Robert Lewandowski. Firmino played no less than eight years for The Reds, with which he won the Champions League and the Premier League once.
The attacker grew into a club icon at Anfield and formed a feared trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for years. In 360 appearances for Liverpool, he scored 109 goals. Firmino is no longer a basic player this season. Purchases such as Cody Gakpo and Darwin Núñez are preferred by manager Jürgen Klopp. That is why he is now opting for a new challenge in Barcelona, the boulevard newspaper assures.
The leader of La Liga works with limited financial resources, but is as ambitious as ever to strengthen coach Xavi’s selection. Barça have also targeted Ilkay Gundogan and Lionel Messi. The Manchester City midfielder and the Argentine club legend who is now active at Paris Saint-Germain are out of contract, just like Firmino.
In order to strengthen itself, Barça must sell several players and make room in the salary budget. The management would have already drawn up a plan for this.
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