Roberto Firmino has signed for Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli following his departure from Liverpool at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old Brazilian striker left Liverpool upon the expiration of his contract, having spent the past eight seasons on Merseyside.
Firmino made 362 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 111 goals. The Brazil international won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup during his time with the English club.
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— Al-Ahli Saudi Club (@ALAHLI_FCEN) July 4, 2023
He will link up with former Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy at Al Ahli, with the Senegal international having signed for them last week.
In early June, the Saudi Arabia ministry of sport announced the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will take control of four teams in the Saudi Pro League: Al Ahli, Al Ittihad, Al Hilal and Al Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr in January, Karim Benzema agreed to join Al Ittihad in June and a bid for Lionel Messi was made before he chose to join Inter Miami as the country looks to bring in a host of high-profile players.
N’Golo Kante has also joined Al Ittihad and Kalidou Koulibaly has signed for Al Hilal.
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has also received a lucrative opportunity to join the Saudi Pro League.
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