Bayern Munich have contacted Roberto Firmino’s representatives very recently about a return to Germany, according to Ian McGarry.
The co-host of the Transfer Window Podcast claims that the Bundesliga club are very keen on the Brazilian international, who is seen as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski:
“Roberto Firmino’s representatives have been contacted by Bayern Munich in the last 10 days with regards to would he be willing to leave Anfield? Would he be interested in a return to the Bundesliga?”
“And would he be interested in becoming part of Bayern’s rebuild? Which of course they have been planning now since the beginning of last season. Firmino may fit in very well as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski who may well move on, potentially to MLS in the summer.”
Liverpool signed Firmino from Hoffenheim in 2015 and while you cannot rule out the Brazilian wanting to leave Anfield someday, it would be a big surprise if the 28-year-old is seriously considering a departure at the moment, considering the success he is having at the Reds.
The Merseyside club would also be very reluctant to let the forward leave considering the difficulty of replacing such a unique player. He may have only scored ten goals in 39 games this campaign, but his ability to link up play and create opportunities is demonstrated by the 12 assists he has laid on for this teammates over the course of the season so far.