Roberto Firmino's future at Liverpool is still unclear. The striker's contract expires next summer. Talks are ongoing with the Reds. Top European clubs are monitoring the situation. Now, among other things, FC Barcelona should be in the running.
Liverpool fans could soon be looking for another favorite than Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian's contract expires in six months. Firmino's playing time has decreased significantly due to the personnel changes in recent years. The transfer of Cody Gakpo could further reduce the playing time, which could complicate the contract talks.
As Daily Mail report, Roberto Firmino has a few options should he decide against extending his contract at Liverpool. FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Juventus Turin are said to be interested. Clubs from Brazil and Saudi Arabia are also interested in the 31-year-old. Firmino is said to continue to tend towards an extension.
Sky reported a few weeks ago that contract talks between those responsible for LFC and Firmino are going well. Firmino is said to be able to envision a future at Liverpool beyond the summer of 2023. There is a two-year extension in the room until June 2025. Firmino's decision should also depend on how things go with Jürgen Klopp. He had recently emphasized that the Gakpo transfer did not mean an automatic Firmino departure.
The center forward has made 13 Premier League appearances at Liverpool this season. He scored seven goals and three assists. Firmino missed the last few games with a calf injury. In view of the long-term absences of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, the striker could still become important in the current phase of the Champions League participant. A departure in the current winter transfer period is excluded.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Firmino future unclear: top clubs get in the race.