Juventus Eyeing Roberto Firmino As Part Of Liverpool Swap Deal For Star Midfielder
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According to new reports, Juventus would want Roberto Firmino as a part of any swap deal with Liverpool for French midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Italian news outlet Calciomercato reported this week that Liverpool are looking to offer Naby Keita to Juventus as part of a swap deal for Frenchman Rabiot.
And now, CMW has stated that the Turin club are more interested in having Firmino as part of any swap deals for the talented midfielder.
Adrien Rabiot wants to leave Juventus to join a Premier League club this summer— Sports Press News (@SportsPressNews) June 30, 2022
Rabiot wants to leave the Serie A heavyweights to join an English club playing CL football
And Juventus have agreed to his requests and will look to offload him for between £13-17million this summer pic.twitter.com/EbyMCQM0ec
27-year-old Rabiot has been heavily linked with a move away from the Serie A giants this summer and according to The Telegraph, Liverpool are one of the clubs in the Premier League that he would be interested in signing for.
Rabiot is heading into the last year if his current deal in Turin, and it is likely that he will be moved on this summer to prevent losing him for free at the end of the 22/23 campaign.
Juventus want to sign Roberto Firmino this summer and could offer Liverpool Adrien Rabiot in part exchange for his services. [CalciomercatoWeb] pic.twitter.com/AGpHUpLYHk— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) June 30, 2022
However, Liverpool are said to be planning an offer for Keita to extend his current contract at Anfield, and in terms of Firmino, Jurgen Klopp’s side are showing no signs of sanctioning any move away for the Brazilian, Firmino is also heading into the final year of his Liverpool contract.
But according to new reports, Liverpool’s reluctancy could be tested by Juventus, who are in the market for a new attacker after Argentina international Paulo Dybala left the club after his contract expired.
The report claims that both Keita and Rabiot are valued at £17 million and therefore a swap deal could be easier to finalise. With Firmino valued between £26 million and £30 million, this could see Liverpool asking for extra cash plus Rabiot if a deal is to materialise.
🚨 NEW: Liverpool are in the process of trying to agree a new contract with Naby Keita, whose deal runs out next summer. Jurgen Klopp’s faith in him remains. #lfc [james pearce - the athletic] pic.twitter.com/7CRnnNkqYd— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) June 27, 2022
Firmino was signed to Liverpool from German outfit Hoffenheim by Brendan Rodgers in a deal worth £29 million back in 2015. Since Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool, Firmino has flourished, and formed a deadly front three alongside Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, becoming a key part of a trio that will go down in Premier League history.
In total, Firmino has made 327 appearances for the Anfield club, scoring 98 times. Firmino currently holds the record for the highest scoring Brazilian in Premier League history, having scored 71 goals, in second place is soon to be Arsenal player, Gabriel Jesus with 58.
Having already let Mane leave to join Bayern Munich, it seems unlikely that Liverpool will part ways with Firmino.
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