Liverpool ‘agree deal’ for Roberto Firmino – Reds fans react as Brazil star ‘rejects Man United and Dortmund’ for Anfield

first_img Brazil star (and Liverpool player?) Roberto Firmino 1 Liverpool are set to sign Brazil forward Roberto Firmino after the Reds “agreed a fee” with current club Hoffenheim, according to reports.The 23-year-old was previously thought to be close to a move to the Merseysiders’ arch rivals Manchester United, with a fee of around £13.1million mentioned.But the word from Germany is that Firmino turned down offers from the likes of United, Borussia Dortumnd, Porto and Roma in favour of Anfield.Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has travelled to Chile, where Firmino is currently playing in the Copa America, to complete the deal, though the fee is said to have risen to as much as £29m.Despite his value rising by more than double over the course of one week – though he did fire Brazil into the quarter-finals with this fine goal against Venezuela – that hasn’t stopped the party for the jubilant Anfield faithful on Twitter.Check out the reaction below…last_img read more