Newcastle United Interested In 81-Goal Superstar Striker For Free Transfer

Newcastle United Interested In 81-Goal Superstar Striker For Free Transfer

Newcaste United are believed to be interested in Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, according to a report by journalist Dean Jones [via GiveMeSport].

Currently, Firmino’s future is unclear. At 31 years of age, he is highly unlikely to hang up his boots – as such, Newcastle could provide a new home for him.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones said: “If he showed a desire to stay in the Premier League and was open to what Newcastle were going to do with him, then absolutely, I think that could be a path to explore.”

Will Roberto Firmino stay in the Premier League with Newcastle?

Firmino would be a fantastic coup for Newcastle United. Additionally, it would give Firmino a chance to prove he still belong at the highest level of the game, after the Toon qualified for the Champions League with a 0-0 draw against Leicester City at the weekend.

As things stand, Newcastle are the only club to have registered a concrete interest in the 31-year-old. While he could pursue a move to the MLS or Saudi Arabia, as things stand, the Mags appear to be the favourites to acquire his signature for next season.

Roberto Firmino career summary

Roberto Firmino’s youth career began at CRB. Initially, as a 15-year-old, he was deployed as a defensive midfielder – a far cry from the complete striker that he would become.

He moved to Figueirense in 2009, before being snapped up by Hoffenheim in 2011, where he began to turn heads of big clubs across Europe. In total, he would go on to score 38 goals in 140 games for Die Kraichgauer.

In 2015, Firmino was signed by Liverpool. Initially, Firmino looked unsteady in the Premier League – his finishing was below par and he wasn’t physical enough to deal with some of the league’s more spiteful defenders.

Since then, Firmino has grown from strength to strength. With the Reds, he has won a Premier League title, a Champions League, a League Cup and an FA Cup.