It is pretty evident that Newcastle United is set to strengthen the attack in the summer transfer window. Reports in the British media claim that Newcastle will look to sign Liverpool veteran striker Roberto Firmino. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Brazil international joined Liverpool from 1899 Hoffenheim for a fee in the region of 41 million euros in July 2015. His contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
The striker banged in 10 goals and provided five assists in 27 matches this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
He is considered to be one of the best strikers in Brazil. As a member of Brazil national football team, Firmino won 55 caps and he scored 17 goals.
His deal runs out next summer and so far there are no signs that Liverpool will be offering him a new deal.
Adding a veteran striker remains Newcastle’s top priority this summer and Eddie Howe will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming months. The Magpies have earmarked Liverpool striker as their target, with Eddie Howe being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Eddie Howe wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Newcastle United are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former 1899 Hoffenheim man has got the skillset to give Howe more options in the final third. He is a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal and can also create some promising opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net.
The Brazil international has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given believes Roberto Firmino should stay in the Premier League. The Liverpool forward is departing the club after eight years of winning trophies under boss Jurgen Klopp. While Firmino may be thinking about a new challenge in another league, Given thinks he can excel for Newcastle.”
A club with Newcastle’s resources should be able to afford him easily.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Signing the 31-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Eddie Howe.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can beat their rivals to the striker’s signature.
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Should Newcastle United sign Roberto Firmino?
Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.