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Firmino’s Barcelona move scuppered by Messi plans
Roberto Firmino’s hopes of signing for Barcelona have been ruined with the Spanish giants prioritising four other signings including the return of Lionel Messi.
The Brazilian forward is set to bring his eight-year spell with Liverpool to an end this summer at the end of his contract. His impending exit has already been confirmed by Jurgen Klopp but Firmino’s next destination has yet to be announced.
Previous reports suggested that MLS side St Louis City had approached the striker, whilst Inter Miami were also thought to be interested in his services. Sticking in Europe is also an option for Firmino too.