Newcastle United need to strengthen their attack this summer.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Newcastle United are poised to land Liverpool veteran striker Roberto Firmino.
The 31-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Roberto Firmino has been at Liverpool since 2015 when he joined from 1899 Hoffenheim. His contract at Liverpool is set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
The striker has found the back of the net on 10 occasions and picked up 5 assists in 27 matches this season across various competitions.
The 31-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Brazil. His record for Brazil is also impressive. Firmino has scored 17 goals in 55 matches for Brazil at senior level.
There has been no movement on Roberto Firmino agreeing a contract extension at Liverpool, and he will be on the radar of many English clubs during the summer.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Newcastle United.
The Magpies are delving into the transfer market for an experienced striker and have done well to identify the 31-year-old as a potential target.
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 in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former 1899 Hoffenheim man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Howe’s side. The Brazil international’s arrival would give Newcastle some much needed tactical flexibility.
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.”
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Newcastle will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Firmino to join the club.
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Nevertheless, Roberto Firmino stands as an excellent option for Newcastle.
A striker of Firmino’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Newcastle United squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Howe’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle make their move for the 31-year-old in the coming months.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.