Back in 2015, Roberto Firmino signed for Liverpool.
The Reds paid the Brazilian হ 29 million from Hoffenheim and he signed a five-year deal with the Anfield Giants.
It was revealed after the football leak that the first deal he signed with Liverpool included a rather bizarre clause – this was Arsenal’s goal.
A year before Liverpool signed Firmino, the club split with Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan joined Barcelona from the Reds, but signed for Arsenal if it did not have some intervention from Steven Gerrard and some bad talks from the Gonzagas.
Arsenal notoriously upset Liverpool officials during the talks by bidding সু 40 million plus উ 1 for Suarez, believing it would trigger a move to buy him.
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The offer was made by Liverpool owner John W. Encouraged by a push from Henry who tweeted: “Do you think they are smoking there in the UAE?”
Suarez’s move to Barcelona has not come to fruition, but Liverpool seem to have remembered the bid and decided to take some paybacks in 2015, a year later.
According to Football Leaks, Firmino’s contract included a £ 89m release clause that could be triggered by any club in the world with Arsenal’s expectations.
The move appears to have been made in retaliation for a bid for Suarez and prevented Gonzalez from negotiating with the Reds to sign another forward.
Firmino has since written a new deal for Liverpool, suggesting the clause no longer exists.
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