Liverpool star’s £29m transfer next on FIFA’s list – report

Date published: Thursday 11th May 2017 8:00

Roberto Firmino’s transfer to Liverpool from Hoffenheim is the latest transfer being investigated by FIFA, according to reports.

The report comes after Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United was under investigation by FIFA, following the release of the book Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football in Germany last week.

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the Firmino transfer is next to be looked at.

The Brazilian moved to Merseyside in 2015 for a fee of around £29million, however according to the report, extracts from the book suggest Hoffenheim did not receive the full transfer amount.

It is alleged the Bundesliga side would only end up with £5.8million from Liverpool’s signing of Firmino, with the rest going to the German side’s owner Dietmar Hopp’s company, Transfair.

According to the extract it is said that he withdrew his interest in that particular only days after the transfer.

The 25-year-old has gone to score 12 goals this season for Jurgen Klopp’s side, while the Brazilian has also notched  six assists.

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