Official: Roberto Firmino moves to Saudi Arabia

04/07/23 22:40 by Fabien Borne

After eight years with Liverpool, Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino has just signed for Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi club Al-Ahli have pulled off another coup. After recruiting Chelsea's Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, the Saudi club has secured the services of Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino (31), free after eight years with Liverpool.

The length of his contract has not yet been announced, but according to Fabrizio Romano, it will run for three years, until June 2026. Like Al-Ittihad, Karim Benzema and N'Golo Kanté's new club, Al-Ahli is based in Jeddah.

Four-time Saudi Arabian champions, Al-Ahli have just been promoted back to the top flight and are one of four clubs financed by the Saudi state via its Public Investment Fund (the famous PIF), along with Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad.