Manchester United Transfer Target Firmino To Move Confirms Agent

Representative Coy Over Destination

Roberto Firmino Manchester United transfer newsThe agent of Hoffenheim midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Robert Firmino has confirmed that the Brazilian will move this summer.

Firmino, 23, was linked last week with a move to United in a story that was revealed by Brazilian journalist Jose Elias. We suggested that work permit issues could be a problem, but his agent Roger Wittman suggested that a move to a Premier League side is on the cards and that it will take place.

“All I can say is that he will be moving to a club in England,” Wittman told German newspaper Bild today.

Elias claimed United have already struck a deal for €18million (£13.1million). Press reports in Germany today claim that Hoffenheim are holding out for €25-30million (£18-22million).

While United appear to be in the box seat for Firmino’s signature he is also interesting Liverpool and Manchester City. United were also linked earlier this year with a bid for the Brazilian, though on that occasion the fee being reported was €25million.

Firmino scored ten goals in 36 games for Hoffenheim in 2014-15. He is currently with the Brazilian squad at the Copa America in Chile and he came on as a substitute 15 minutes from the end of Brazil’s 2-1 victory over Peru on Sunday night.