Former Brazilian international Roberto Firmino left Liverpool at the end of last season and joined Al Ahli.
He was expected to be the center of the attacking lineup, but after scoring a hat trick in the opening game of the season, he gradually lost his place in the starting lineup due to a lack of results in front of goal.
This winter, he is rumored to be leaving the club after only six months, and in addition to Saudi Arabian domestic clubs, European clubs are also said to be interested in him.
No concrete moves have been made yet, and it remains to be seen if the transfer will go through.
Matt Law of The Telegraph wrote that Chelsea should bring in former Liverpool or Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema on a loan move, noting that Senegalese international Nicolas Jackson, who was acquired last summer, has not been able to adapt to the current situation.
“Taking a risk on a striker who has been prolific in Portugal or Holland is unlikely to yield instant results, which perhaps leaves Chelsea having to consider the possibility of trying to find a short-term loan option from Saudi Arabia in the form of Roberto Firmino or even Karim Benzema.”
He scored 13 goals and 6 assists in 47 games for Villarreal and emerged as an up-and-coming striker.When his performance in Spain was recognized, he was acquired by Chelsea, who continued to bombard him.
However, he often misses the decisive shots and still needs time to get accustomed to the game.
To ensure that time, they need Firmino, who scored a lot of goals at Anfield with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and are questioning the need to look at the value of veteran players.