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Roberto Firmino’s dream return to Premier League hits buffers due to monstrous wages ex-Liverpool striker expects

ROBERTO FIRMINO’S personal terms are making it hard for him to come back to the Prem.

The ex-Liverpool forward, 32, could cut short his stay at Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli but his camp are after a stunning package.

Roberto Firmino's wage demands are preventing him from returning to the Premier League

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Roberto Firmino’s wage demands are preventing him from returning to the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty

Former Brazil ace Firmino has had interest although no English clubs are willing to pay the £300,000-a-week it would take to get him.

He signed a three-year deal with Al-Ahli in the summer but could now quit just six months into his contract.

Firmino has managed just three goals and three assists in 19 appearances so far this season.

The forward has also not started a league match since October, coinciding with his side’s eight-match unbeaten run.

His spell out of the starting line-up has seen Firmino lose the captain’s armband, having started the campaign as skipper.

A number of Premier League clubs have since been linked with a move for the former Red.

Fulham were reportedly “offered the chance” to sign Firmino this week to bolster their attacking options.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United were interested before sacking Paul Heckingbottom in December.

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It is unknown if new boss Chris Wilder remains keen to bring the ex-Brazil international in following his return to Bramall Lane.

Firmino scored 111 goals and provided 79 assists in 362 appearances across his eight-year spell at Anfield.

Of those goals, 82 came in the Premier League, making him the highest scoring Brazilian in the league’s history.

Firmino's 82 Premier League goals for Liverpool are more than any other Brazilian

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Firmino’s 82 Premier League goals for Liverpool are more than any other BrazilianCredit: AFP

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