Excitement in Spain as Barcelona plot move for key Liverpool striker

Excitement in Spain as Barcelona plot move for key Liverpool striker

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Roberto Firmino has been offered to Barcelona for £16.7m next summer as the Spanish giants continue to rebuild
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has 'agreed' to sell the Brazilian with Diogo Jota's form key to allowing the exit of Firminho
  • The Brazilian has struggled for form this season and has spent more time out with injuries

Liverpool would be willing to sell Roberto Firmino for around £16.7m this summer and have already offered the striker to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain the Sport Bible reports.

Excitement in Spain as Barcelona plot move for key Liverpool striker
Firmino has played a key role in Liverpool’s success in recent years, scoring 94 goals in 310 games for the club since joining from Hoffenheim in 2015. Photo by Andrew Powell
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Firminho has been instrumental in the Reds recent resurgence under German manager Jurgen Klopp as the striker is part of a formidable strike force in Europe together with Egyptian Mohammed Salah and Senegal’s Sadio Mane.

The Brazilian has won major trophies including the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League since making the switch from Hoffenheim in 2015.

However, the 30-year-old Brazilian has struggled with injuries this season and is no longer the first-choice centre forward at Anfield, with Diogo Jota now preferred by Jurgen Klopp.

The Daily Mail reports Liverpool are now prepared to let Roberto Firmino leave in the summer for £16.5m with the forward having already been offered to Barcelona.

It is perceived Jurgen Klopp believes now is the right time to cash in on the 30-year old Brazilian as Barcelona are thought to be interested with Jota taking the mantle as a key part of the Reds attack, and the likes of Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi providing adequate cover.

Barcelona are in the market for a center-forward, having lost Sergio Aguero to early retirement this season following his move from Manchester City.

Firminho has scored 94 goals in 310 games for Liverpool.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..