Brazilian news portal Globoesporte have revealed that Liverpool FC have joined Manchester United and Manchester City in the race for Brazil star Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool FC have joined Manchester United, who also face competition from local rivals Manchester City for Brazil international Roberto Firmino.
Marcelo Hazan and Richard Souza report from Chile, where Firmino is playing in the Copa America, that Liverpool FC have a stronglya entered the race for the Brazilian.
It was reported that the agent of Hoffenheim attacking midfielder had confirmed that the Brazilian attacker, who has been strongly linked with Manchester United, will move to England in the summer, although he has refused to state his exact destination.
a I can only say that he will go to Englanda a Wittmann said in an interview to Bild.
Globoesporte now reckon the midfieder will be the subject of a tussle between rivals Liverpool and United.
The report says that the Hoffenheim attacker will not leave a The Village Teama for less than 25 million euros and the destination will only be revealed after Brazila s participation in the Copa America finishes.
Firmino may not have a regular starting positions for Dungaa s Brazi, but, he has enjoyed another good season with the Hoffenheim. He scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions.
Should a move to Liverpool FC materialize, the 23-year-old could play alongside international team mate Philippe Coutinho.
With reports that Liverpool FC could receive a 40 million pound offer for Raheem Sterling, a move for Firmino makes a lot of sense considering the player can add much needed end product to the Liverpool FC squad and fits the kind of ‘profile’ that the club owners look for in a player – young and exciting.