MLS sides St. Louis and LAFC are both in the race to sign Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino.
That’s according to MLS insider Tom Bogert, who has claimed both MLS sides, along with European giants AC Milan and Atletico Madrid, are keen to sign the Brazilan forward once his time at Anfield comes to an end in the summer.
Liverpool transfer news: Roberto Firmino to the MLS?
Expected to depart Liverpool once his contract expires at the end of the season, this campaign is set to be the 31-year-old’s last in the Premier League.
And although LAFC are rumored to be in the mix, the striker’s links to St. Louis come as little surprise and that is because the club’s sporting director, Lutz Pfannenstiel, was the head of international scouting at Hoffenheim during Firmino’s time with the Bundesliga side between 2011 and 2015.
Since joining Liverpool nearly eight years ago, Firmino, who was part of the club’s 2018-19 Champions League-winning squad, has scored 108 goals and registered 79 assists in 356 games in all competitions.