Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has already spent millions of euros to upgrade the squad for the new season. Allegedly, BVB is still thinking about reaching for the big transfer shelf again and luring Liverpool star Roberto Firmino to the Ruhr area. But the price could ruin a deal.
Will Borussia Dortmund also sign Brazil striker Roberto Firmino in the summer? At least “Sport Bild” reports, citing English media, that BVB is interested in the 30-year-old.
Firmino, well known in Germany from his time at TSG Hoffenheim, has been one of Liverpool FC’s big stars for seven years. Under the former BVB coach Jürgen Klopp, he won the Champions League in 2019 and a year later the championship as well as the UEFA Supercup and the Club World Cup. Last season he won the cup and the league cup with the Reds, but he narrowly missed out on his second championship title.
But after 327 competitive games for Liverpool, in which he has provided 98 goals and 74 assists, Firmino’s time in England is set to come to an end. The Brazilian is said to be flirting with a return to Germany.
BVB has other plans for the offensive
According to “Sport Bild”, it is impossible for Firmino to switch to BVB of all places. The reason: The 55-time national player is simply too expensive for the black and yellow. According to English media reports, a transfer fee of 25 million euros is required, plus the striker’s salary.
But it is also clear that the Revierklub already has a successor to Erling Haaland up its sleeve in Sébastien Haller. The transfer of the center forward, which is worth millions, is said to have been a done deal for a long time, and the agreement with his still-club Ajax Amsterdam is to be announced soon.
In addition to Haller and Karim Adeyemi, who is also committed to the offensive, there would hardly be any room for another new signing.
According to the English “Mirror”, Roberto Firmino is more drawn to Italy. Record champions Juventus should show interest. The fact that his time with the Reds is coming to an end despite Sadio Mané’s departure to Bayern Munich may have something to do with Jürgen Klopp’s transfer activities. Liverpool brought in attacker Luiz Díaz last winter, who once again significantly boosted the competition. Now the club has followed suit with the signing of Darwin Núnez.