Liverpool Hope To Beat Arsenal To Brazilian Attacker, €25m Bid Set To Go In

By on March 18, 2015

The January transfer window may be closed but that won’t stop the newspapers from speculating ahead of the summer so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are linked with Arsenal target Firmino….

Liverpool are hoping to close out a deal for Arsenal target Roberto Firmino and are set to test Hoffenheim’s resolve with a €25m offer, according to reports.

Firmino moved to Hoffenheim in 2010 and after taking some time to settle in, he enjoyed a sensational season last campaign that saw him score 22 goals and provide 11 assists in 37 appearances.

His impressive form attracted interest from some of Europe’s top clubs with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all reportedly keeping track of his progress over the past 18 months.

While the 23-year-old hasn’t quite lived up to his form of last year this season, he’s still managed to chip in with 8 goals and 9 assists in his 27 games and it seems Liverpool are now ready to steel a march on their rivals.

The Metro are citing reports coming out of Italy that claim the Merseysiders have set their signs of Firmino this summer and are ready to table a formal €25m (£18.6m) offer for his services.

It remains to be seen how the likes of Arsenal will react if Liverpool do formailise their interest but Firmino would be an exciting addition if Brendan Rodgers was able to pull it off this summer.

Hoffenheim will no doubt be keen to keep hold of him but there are rumours that the attacker has a buy-out clause inserted into his contract, so they could be powerless to prevent him leaving- although it’s not exactly clear what the release fee is set at.

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Firmino is a skillful attacking midfielder who has an eye for goal and an impressive assist tally, while he also loves to dribble and he has all the tricks you’d expect from a Brazilian international, so he’s sure to get bums off seats if he does come to the Premier League.


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