Roberto Firmino is set to join Saudi club Al Ahli after leaving Liverpool as a free agent this summer.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Firmino has reached full verbal agreement with Al Ahli to join the club this summer.
He will join the club on a free transfer with medical test set to be completed soon, including final details of the deal.
Al Ahli are offering Firmino a three-year contract till 2026 with the Brazilian ready to open a new chapter in his career.
Before Al Ahli showed interest in signing Roberto Firmino, he was linked with a move to Barcelona after he confirmed his decision to leave Liverpool this summer.
However, the Saudi club were reportedly keen to sign Firmino than Barcelona and were already scheduling for his medical before the Premier League star gave the greenlight to join the club.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was ready to keep Firmino but the 31-year-old had reportedly made up his mind to leave the club this summer after his recent struggles for game time under Klopp.
Roberto Firmino’s Liverpool struggles started in 2021/22 season when he made only 20 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, scoring 5 goals with 4 assists.
His misfortunes at the club deepened when Jurgen Klopp signed Uruguayan forward Darwin Nunez and Dutch attacking midfielder, Gody Gakpo last summer.
Liverpool’s signing of Darwin Nunez and Gody Gakpo put Firmino out of Liverpool’s regular lineup last season. He managed 25 Premier League appearances for the club last season, scoring 11 goals with 4 assists.
Meanwhile, his contract at the club was set to expire this summer with reports emerging he will leave the club and sign a new contract with another club.
Liverpool did offer Firmino a new contract extension after his standout outing for the club despite being reduced to cameo appearances off the bench.
Firmino pulled a heroic performance in his last game at Anfield against Arsenal. He came off the bench to salvage a draw for Liverpool who were trailing the Gunners 3-2 in the last minutes.
It was his 11th goal for the Reds in 24 Premier League appearances. Ironically, Firmino had more goals and assists than Darwin Nunez who had 9 goals and 3 assists in 29 Premier League appearances for Liverpool last season.
He also has more goals and assists than Gody Gakpo who has 7 goals and 2 assists in 21 Premier League appearances.
Throughout his 8 years stay with the club, Roberto Firmino made 256 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, scoring 82 goals.
He has won the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Community Shield, Champions League, UEFA Super, and FIFA Club World Cup.
Firmino will be the second Premier League player to join Al Ahli this summer after Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, completed a move to the club.
Edouard Mendy signed a three-year contract with Al Ahli joining two other Chelsea players – N’Golo Kante and Kalidou Koulibaly – who are moving to Saudi Arabia this summer.