London - Liverpool have signed Brazilian international
forward Roberto Firmino, the Premier League club said on Wednesday, with the
BBC reporting the fee would be 29 million (41 million euros, $46 million).
The striker, currently on duty for Brazil in the Copa
America in Chile, will join from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim.
"Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce the
signing of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim, subject to a medical which will
take place immediately following the player's participation in Copa America
2015 for Brazil," the club said in a statement on its website.
"The 23-year-old has agreed a long-term contract with
the club," it added.
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The BBC said that the contract was for five years and was
the second highest ever paid by Liverpool after it shelled out 35 million for
Andy Carroll in 2011.
Firmino scored 47 goals in 151 appearances during his four
and a half years in Germany.
He has scored four times in nine appearances for his country,
including Sunday's Copa America winner against Venezuela.For
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