There is no doubt that Erling Haaland is Barcelona’s main signing in June. The Norweigan international is seen as a player who could transform the Catalans’ fortunes through his clinical completion.
Liverpool, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, and Manchester United are just a few of the clubs looking to sign him. Considering the long list of applicants, Barcelona is working on support systems in case the transfer fails.
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino is regarded as one of those. The Brazilian striker has been part of the Reds under Jurgen Klopp, shining with his recognition of his place and strategic ingenuity.
According to reports from Barcauniversal, the Reds do not want to lose a midfielder in the summer. Jurgen Klopp reportedly asked the board to renew Firmino’s contract immediately, although other important updates such as Mohamed Salah are still pending.
In Liverpool’s 314 games, Firmino has scored 94 goals and signed 73 assistants. His numbers are far from those of the ideal Number 9, but his contribution to the top three is far beyond the goals he offers.
Barcelona’s struggle this season has been the absence of a clinical scorer to end the chances created by the team. With that in mind, Firmino would not be seen as a natural solution to Blaugranas’ problems.
In addition, the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gives Xavi an important short-term option as number 9 and reduces the chances of Firmino’s move to Barcelona.