Roberto Firmino ‘offered shock Premier League return’ after just six months at the Saudi Pro League side

A number of teams in the Premier League have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign former Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli last summer following the expiration of his eight-year spell at Anfield.

Firmino got off to the perfect start by scoring a hat-trick in his first match for the club, but he has failed to score in his following 18 appearances for the club.

He also suffered the loss off his father who died tragically from a heart attack during a family holiday in November.

With the 32-year-old seemingly wanting a way out of Al-Ahli, talkSPORT have reported that Fulham are among the Premier League sides who have been offered Firmino.

Sheffield United had also reportedly shown interest in Firmino before Paul Heckingbottom was axed as manager.

Fulham though have been looking for an experienced striker since Aleksandar Mitrovic’s move to Al-Hilal also in Saudi Arabia.

Firmino won all trophies during his time at Liverpool, and helped form one of the most prolific front threes of the Premier League era alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

He made 362 appearances for the Reds from 2015 until last year, scoring 111 goals.

Firmino and Brazilian countryman Fabinho sent Liverpool fans wild after they returned to Anfield on New Year’s Day to watch the Reds go three points clear at the top of the Premier League in a 4-2 win over Newcastle.

The duo were among the raft of stars that departed the club last summer for the riches of the Saudi Pro League as the Reds set about rebuilding their ageing squad.

Both Firmino and Fabinho had been integral to Jurgen Klopp’s first successful side that went on to win the Premier League and Champions League – among other major honours.



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