Reports emerged today that Roberto Firmino has an alleged anti-Arsenal clause in his contract
Football Leaks, a controversial whistle-blowing website, who have previously published stories regarding footballers’ contracts and alleged tax evasion schemes, claim to have the details of Roberto Firmino’s Liverpool contract.
They have published said information, as well as the contract details of a number of other players, in conjunction with Belgian publication Le Soir.
The newspaper writes, in their section on Firmino:
‘Arsenal cannot buy him for [£83million]. Nor for any higher amount, moreover,’
Arsenal fans on Twitter mostly laughed off the clause :
Liverpool can relax. If Wenger had £80m+ to spend on one player, Firmino certainly wouldn’t make the list 😂😂😂
— Walid Arsenal (@1Walid1) December 6, 2016
Liverpool have a clause in Firmino’s contract that prevents hin joining Arsenal 😂
Why would we want him? He isn’t even better than Giroud!
— Forever A Gooner!! (@RapaxTheGooner) December 6, 2016
We didn’t spend £45M on Suarez,its now Firmino we’ll now pay £80M for…LOL.
— A. (@Iam_Atomon) December 6, 2016
Lmao 83 million for Firmino. I de craze? 😂
— Farukh Stones. (@ay_raver) December 6, 2016
I’m offended that Liverpool think we’d ever want Firmino
— Alexis loves me (@Wooflexis) December 6, 2016
£98m release clause for firmino😄
— will (@william_newton) December 6, 2016
— . (@_lethabo17) December 6, 2016
Anti-Arsenal clause in Firmino’s contract? Good on him he’d be lucky to make our bench anyway
— Jermaine Boakye (@BoakyeJermaine) December 6, 2016
— Zale (@kenbazale) December 6, 2016
Devastated to hear Arsenal can’t sign Firmino for £82m. My heart is truly broken.😝
— MmS (@ManMohit22) December 6, 2016
— Tömmie (@Tommie_oy) December 6, 2016
One Liverpool fan reminded Arsenal of this particular goal :
Yeah Arsenal fans, Firmino is just OK.https://t.co/iAhRWRljDC
— Mohammed (@MaestroMohd) December 6, 2016