Former Brazilian international Roberto Firmino, who left Liverpool at the end of last season, is looking for a new club for a free transfer after his contract with the club of eight years expired.
He has received interest from the Middle East and the United States, in addition to Inter Milan and other European clubs.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who is familiar with the transfer market, Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia) is negotiating with the player and is waiting for his decision.
The club is also preparing for a medical check so that the player can move immediately if he decides to join the club.
Understand Al Ahli are in talks to sign Roberto Firmino. Negotiations ongoing, waiting for player’s final decision. 🟢🇸🇦 #Saudi— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2023
Al Ahli are preparing medicals in case they get the green light later this week. pic.twitter.com/k8MH6PCGvJ
Saudi Arabian oil money is raging in the transfer market this summer. They have acquired a number of proven players in Europe, including Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kanté, Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy, and Ruben Neves, and are still approaching a numerous players.
They are said to have approached Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and continue to secure star players with their ample financial resources.
Among them, the transfer of 26-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves has been received with surprise, and they are also actively contacting other players in their 20s, such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Demarai Gray.
Firmino still has the ability and fitness to play on the European stage and is not the type of player who is looking for money based on his career so far. However, he is not likely to move to another club in the Premier League, and considering his family, living an elegant life in Saudi Arabia could be an attractive option.
So which club will the beloved Anfield forward move to…?