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Liverpool interested in Ousmane Dembele

Liverpool are interested in signing FC Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

What’s the story?

According to reports from SPORT, the £27m-rated star is still undecided on where he wants to play football next season with Liverpool one of the options on the table after the club contacted his representatives.

With potential departures within their forward line this summer, including Sadio Mane, the club are looking to refresh their options and Dembele is one of the players they are interested in.

The Frenchman has had a turbulent time in Spain but still carries quality and on a free transfer, it would be hard to turn down.

He could be the perfect replacement for Mane

The future of one of Liverpool’s star forwards Sadio Mane is in doubt. It was recently reported that the Senegalese international is close to agreeing [on] a three-year contract with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Having won everything during his time on Merseyside, it looks like Mane now fancies a new challenge, and Liverpool will have a job on their hands to replace him.

Due to his contract running down, if he does leave it’s likely the club won’t receive much money, with a fee as small as £25m reported.

This would be one reason why Dembele would make a perfect replacement, no transfer fee would be involved so it would make sense for The Reds to go down this route.

Should Liverpool sign Dembele?

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The 25-year-old has made 21 La Liga appearances this season and registered an impressive 13 assists during that time. It ranks him in the top 1% for assists this season compared to others in his position playing in Europe’s top five leagues.

Liverpool’s strikers would be spoilt for chances if they had Dembele playing for them. He’s been described as a “phenomenon” by his ex-teammate Lionel Messi.

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When you compare him directly to Mane he comes out on top in many areas. He’s made 10 more key passes across this season and has a a higher number of goal creating actions.

Dembele is also good defensively, proving that he’s a hard worker which will be a big plus for Klopp. He’s tackled a higher percentage of dribblers than Mane this season at 35% compared to 32%.

If any manager can get the best out of him it’s Klopp, moving to Liverpool could reignite his career.

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