According to reports from France, Rennes forward Martin Terrier have reportedly caught the interest of Liverpool as a replacement for Roberto Firmino.
The Reds have significantly revamped their frontline in recent months, adding former Benfica striker Darwin Nunez to their lineup this summer and signing Colombian winger Luis Diaz from Porto in January.
Sadio Mane left Anfield to join Bayern Munich after six years, but Mohamed Salah has finally renewed his contract with the team and will stay until 2025.
The trio of Salah, Mane, and Roberto Firmino, which propelled the Reds to UEFA Champions League and Premier League victories, are no longer together, and Firmino’s future is still up in the air.
The Brazilian international, who joined the Reds from TSG Hoffenheim in 2015 under the former manager Brendan Rodgers, has just one year left on his current contract.
Firmino, who is getting close to the age of 31, is yet to start talks with the team about a potential contract extension, and it is anticipated that he will be free to go in the summer of 2023.
In light of this, the French publication l’Équipe reports that the Reds admire Stade Rennais striker Terrier and could make a move to sign him should Firmino leave the club.
The 25-year-old completed Lille’s youth program in the nation’s north before moving to the south to join Lyon in 2018. After two seasons with the team, he was transferred again, this time to Rennes, where his performance has been particularly strong.
He scored 21 goals in 37 Ligue 1 games last season for a team that finished fourth under manager, Bruno Genesio who previously coached Terrier at Lyon to earn a spot in the UEFA Europa League.
Terrier was named the Ligue 1 player of the month for March earlier this year. And the report also adds that he is a target for both Leeds United and West Ham United this summer.