Liverpool are open to selling Anfield favourite Roberto Firmino in the coming summer, with Barcelona said to be interested in a deal worth around €20m.
Firmino, who has long been a constant point in Liverpool’s attacking trident, has lost his place in the Liverpool attack to Portuguese forward Diogo Jota, with the 25-year-old netting 12 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions this season.
Considering Firmino is now 30 and showing increasing signs of wear and tear in terms of being unable to play due to persisting injuries, Liverpool may decide to cash in on the Brazilian while his market value remains high.
According to Spanish outlet El Nacional, new Barcelona boss Xavi remains insistent on adding reinforcements to the Blaugrana’s attack, with Firmino being identified as an ideal target in this regard.
Firmino is seen as a target who both fits the Barcelona profile in how they want to play and also fits the clubs cut-price financial strategy, with Firmino’s asking price understood by the report to be as little as €20m.
The smiling Brazilian has struggled for game time this season, scoring seven goals in 17 appearances in all competitions with the vast majority of these minutes coming in either cup games or from the bench.
Since joining from German side Hoffenheim in 2015, Firmino has scored 94 goals and registered 72 assists in 309 games for The Reds.