According to reports, Serie A giants Juventus are set to submit an improved offer for Liverpool veteran Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino.
Juventus according to Fichajes, are interested in signing the experienced attacker from Liverpool this summer and are willing to increase their offer to do so. The Seria A side had previously submitted a €23m bid for the forward but the Reds were reluctant to accept.
Firmino joined Liverpool in 2015 from Hoffenheim in a deal worth about €40 million. The Brazilian international more than made up for the money the Reds spent on him as he has made over 300 appearances for the team scoring 98 goals and providing 74 assists.
His time at Liverpool coincided with the Reds’ most successful stretch in the Premier League era, during which they won their sixth UEFA Champions League crown and their 19th English league title under Jurgen Klopp.
Firmino was at the center of it all, as he formed one of the best offensive trios in Premier League history with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. But with Mane joining Bayern Munich earlier this summer, the era of Liverpool’s perfect trio is now over.
All three of Liverpool’s renowned strikers had one year left on their contracts as of the summer transfer window. Salah has agreed to a contract extension, Mane opted to leave, and now it’s up to Firmino to decide what his future will be.
Since 2022 is a World Cup year, Firmino is eager to have significant amount of game time behind him and is likely to go since he may find it difficult to play regularly at Anfield. Firmino has fallen down the pecking order due to the recent addition of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, and Darwin Nunez’s move to Liverpool will further reduce his game time.
Juve has emerged as a potential destination, and the Bianconeri are eager to offer him a path out as well. Their initial bid of €23 million failed to persuade Liverpool agree a deal, but the Serie A team are now preparing to submit an improved offer in the hopes of closing the deal swiftly.
Barcelona was keeping an eye on Firmino as well, but this summer they signed Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski instead. It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for the veteran Liverpool forward.