Media Digest: Liverpool owners FSG has sold off a part of its portfolio while Roberto Firmino, who is set to depart at the end of his contract, has made a decision.
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has already decided that he will be leaving Anfield at the end of the season, with a move away making sense as Jürgen Klopp’s team looks to take the next step.
While Firmino is unlikely to have been a regular starter for Liverpool next season (even if he could still have a big role to play before the end of this campaign) but is certainly still at a high enough level for getting lots of minutes in many places.
According to Football Insider, Firmino has made the decision that he wants to stay in Europe for his next move despite interest from both MLS and Saudi Arabia.
Inter and AC Milan are supposedly among the Italian clubs interested in Firmino, while Bundesliga sides have also been tentatively linked with a move.
FSG agree sale
Liverpool owners FSG have agreed to the sale of a minor part of the group’s investment portfolio in the form of Minor League Single-A team, the Salem Red Sox.
The Boston Globe reports that the team is set to be taken over by Diamond Baseball Holdings having been under FSG control since 2007 but will remain as an affiliated team with the Boston Red Sox, which remains FSG-owned.
The value of the transaction has not been made public but while is in the millions of dollars, is not likely to be that substantial in the context of the whole FSG empire, which was valued at around $5.2bn (£4.27m/€4.84m) by Sportico.