Liverpool want to sign the Barcelona star, and Jurgen Klopp follows him with ‘great attention’
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly interested in signing Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Klopp is monitoring Dembélé with “a lot of attention.” The manager has reportedly prioritized hiring a high-quality striker in January to provide competition and coverage for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota.
Dembélé joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 in a deal worth 105 million pounds. He was one of the brightest young prospects in the world when he joined Ronald Koeman’s side.
Despite displaying flashes of skill during his three seasons with Barcelona, the Frenchman has endured a torrid time due to recurring hamstring injuries and disciplinary problems off the field. He has managed to make just 118 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 30 goals.
Dembélé put on a series of impressive performances for Barcelona last season when he helped the club win the Copa del Rey. He scored 11 goals in 44 appearances for the Catalan giants in all competitions.
However, the 24-year-old has turned down the opportunity to extend his contract with Barcelona. His contract with the club will expire at the end of the season, making him a free agent next summer.
Dembélé came close to joining Manchester United last summer before turning down the move at the last minute. Now he could choose to end his stay in Barcelona by joining Liverpool in January.
Liverpool could look to sign Ousmane Dembélé from Barcelona for a bargain price in January
Liverpool will prepare for the absences of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in January. The duo will join their respective international teams for the African Cup of Nations. Therefore, the Reds will be looking to sign a forward to increase their strength and depth in attack.
Barcelona could be forced to sell Ousmane Dembélé for a bargain price in January as he only has six months left on his contract with the club. The Catalans cannot risk losing the Frenchman in a free transfer next summer due to their dire financial situation.
However, Ousmane Dembélé’s injury history and lack of consistency at Barcelona could be a cause for concern for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The German strategist could choose to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore instead.
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