Ready to Ship Off Roberto Firmino, Al Ahli Line Up Bid For Ex-Manchester United Star Andreas Pereira

Published 12/28/2023, 2:09 PM EST

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Things are getting more and more frustrating for former Liverpool player Roberto Firmino at the moment. The star is one of the few soccer players who’s been having a torrid time in Saudi. As per reports, his club, Al-Ahli Saudi, is set to let go of the player from their squad and is looking for other options. Andreas Pereira, a Brazilian player, is one of them, who has shown good prospects in the English Premier League.

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Firmino, along with quite a few of his Liverpool teammates, moved to SA after receiving great offers from the Saudi Pro League clubs. But the star’s form has been below par, as his only three goals for them came in his first match for the team. But could Pereira be a suitable replacement for Firmino at the Al Ahli?

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The Jeddah-based club was taken over by PIF for the majority of its stake and spent heavily on big players. The team flashed 237 million dollars in acquiring big guns like Riyadh Mahrez, Gabri Viega, and others. It has now set its sights on Andreas Pereira, according to TNT Sports.

Pereira is in the second of a four-year contract with Fulham, which will end in 2026. Moreover, the player is also thinking about a potential move with an aspiration of making a comeback into the Brazilian national team. On the other side, the London-based club that has already provided SPL with one of the season’s biggest hits, Aleksandar Mitrovic, may accept an attractive offer from the Gulf. The club could initiate a move in the upcoming window itself, says TNT Sports.

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The player is well-versed in playing multiple leagues when on loan from Manchester United, including the La Liga, the Serie A, and the Brasileiro Serie A. The player’s most notable achievement was last year when he was a part of Flemingo’s journey to win the Copa Libertadores 2022. The player has had a decent time at Fulham, with six goals and providing 12 assists in 60 matches.

Even though Firmino did not contribute much, Al Ahli will be at peace with their situation currently. The club just took a year to return to the Saudi Pro League after being relegated to Division 1 in the 2021–2022 season. The team is now placed 3rd on the league table behind Al Nassr and toppers Al Hilal.

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Al Ahli will now look to empty the foreign player spot by selling Firmino, whose deal is valid until 2025. Other reports also suggest that Firmino may head back to Liverpool for a second stint. The star has not been part of the starting eleven of a game since October and is ready to get away from the Middle East. On the whole, as the transfer window knocks at the door, it would be intriguing to see where both the Brazilians will land up.

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Growing up in a sporting background, I found a passion for soccer through the remarkable 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian football team. Watching the Premier League where Thierry Henry-starring ‘Invincible’ Gunners and Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious Manchester United had ruled, I had my heart set on Arsenal. However, Ronaldo Nazario, Rivaldo, and Ronaldinho are my favorite players and Lionel Messi is the GOAT.
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