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How Was Roberto Firmino Discovered By A Scout? You Won’t Believe This!

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Hoffenheim director of football Lutz Pfannenstiel has revealed how he signed Roberto Firmino and sold him to Liverpool for £30m.

firmino-hoffenheimThe Bundesliga club bought the Brazilian for a fee of just £3.5 million as a teenager from Figueirense.

The 25 year old Brazilian is a regular starter for Jurgen Klopp this term and has bagged 5 goals and 3 assists in 10 games for the Reds.

roberto-firminoRoberto Firmino has established himself as a false 9 which has kept Daniel Sturridge on the bench.

Paul Hawksbee’s interview with Lutz: “Lutz, you were saying with Firmino, you and a colleague found him, did all the work on it and he went to Hoffenheim for £3.5m quid?”

To which he replied: “Yeah, £3.5m roughly.”

firmino-liverpoolThe German then admitted he feared that initial pay out could have been too much.

“If you’re getting a guy from the second league in Brazil, only 17 – 18-years-old,” he added.

firmino-brazil“Straight away people think he needs to play in the first team directly.”

“So people were saying you’ve paid that amount for a player who hasn’t made it yet.”

“In the end we sold him for €42m plus [future] payments, so in the end I think we did it right.”

roberto-firmino-hoffenheim“I think it’s good scouting, definitely.”

Harshwardhan Sinh Waghela
Harsh is a Psychology graduate from Mumbai’s Jai Hind college, no wonder then he always feels ‘Blue’! Currently he can be found tramping around Delhi with team FootTheBall. Supports Chelsea

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