Roberto Firmino’s Liverpool contract ends this summer and although the Brazilian’s reported intentions are to sign an extension at Anfield, he has attracted the attention of many clubs outside of England who are seeking to entice the striker away from the Premier League.
The latest club reported to be keen on Firmino is Italian giants Inter Milan. Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport state that Inter, not certain if they will make Romelu Lukaku’s loan from Chelsea permanent, want Firmino to bring his years of Premier League experience and goal threat to Serie A.
Lukaku’s loan at Inter, his previous club before joining Chelsea in 2021, has not gone as well as the Belgian would have hoped, possibly requiring the Milan club to pursue potential candidates to replace Lukaku as the team’s main striker.
Although Jurgen Klopp has stated that his desire is to keep Firmino at Anfield, the promise of regular first-team football could tempt the 31-year-old to seek a new challenge. Firmino may find it difficult to consistently start for Liverpool in the coming seasons if he chooses to stay at the club, with the Reds boasting a stacked strike-force of Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota.
Klopp would surely love to keep Firmino for his experience and leadership but is unlikely to be able to promise the Brazilian as much starts as most elite strikers would want. Inter may be in the position to offer Firmino a starring role in their side.