According to Spanish news outlet SPORT (via Paisley Gates), Liverpool are one of five clubs that have submitted an offer to sign Barcelona winger Dembele.
As per the report, Dembele will be free to leave the La Liga giants upon the expiry of his contract this week, as, despite contract negotiations with the Catalan side, the 25-year-old has had more lucrative offers from other clubs.
There have been reports that Liverpool are considering their options when it comes to Mohamed Salah as the club are unable to reach an agreement with the winger on a contract extension, and would be willing to sell the player if they can find a worthy replacement.
Dembele could be Jurgen Klopp’s next Salah if he joins the Anfield outfit this summer, and could be the right replacement for the Egyptian winger should FSG come to the decision to sell on the player.
The £27m-rated Barcelona winger has scored 32 goals and delivered 34 assists in 149 appearances during his time at the Spanish club, with a goal contribution every 133 minutes – and last season was incredibly impressive in the league.
The Frenchman scored one goal, delivered 13 assists and created 13 big chances over his 21 LaLiga appearances, as well as making an average of 2.2 key passes, 1.1 tackles and taking 2.2 shots on average per game, in addition to winning the majority of his duels (54%) and successfully completed the majority of his dribbles (66%) – proving that he is an absolute nightmare for opponents.
Dembele has been the recipient of high praise for his performances, with Lionel Messi hailing the 25-year-old a “phenomenon” in an interview: “On the pitch [Dembele] is a phenomenon and it depends on him [how good he becomes]. He has all the opportunity in the world to do what he wants. He can be one of the best.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Klopp has been linked with Dembele as the German coach reportedly met with the player in Paris in an effort to get the player to sign for Liverpool before he moved to Borussia Dortmund back in 2017.
With that being said, there is no doubt that the Liverpool manager won’t want to miss out on his second chance to sign the player, so it would be a major coup for the club if they could sign him to add depth to their attacking options next season.