Fabrizio Romano has revealed a big transfer decision deadline regarding Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé that will excite Liverpool supporters.
In his post, the transfer insider said: “New contacts between Ousmane Dembélé’s agent Moussa Sissoko and Barcelona will take place today. Ousmane wants an improved proposal to extend the contract and stay at Barça, as reported yesterday. Key hours ahead as Dembélé will decide his future this week.”
This news will surely lift the spirits of Jurgen Klopp that a deal can be worked out sooner rather than later, and with the financial problems at Barcelona, the Anfield side might be in a good position to offer better terms.
There is no doubt that the Premier League side needs more depth in the attacking areas. Having lost Sadio Mane and Divock Origi, and with Takumi Minamino having joined Monaco this summer, Klopp’s attacking depth has been severely diminished.
This has been softened of course by the club’s record £85m signing of Benfica signing Darwin Nunez, however, another fresh face or two could do wonders for the frontline ahead of next season.
Dembele didn’t exactly set the world on fire at Barcelona last season, as a campaign that was disrupted by injuries and poor form saw the winger only score twice and grab 13 assists.
He has yet to properly show the form which persuaded Barcelona to sign the player from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that may have risen to £135.5m following his showings and incredible potential.
It hasn’t worked out for the Frenchman in Spain, and Klopp, without breaking Liverpool’s tight wage structure, might just be able to land the player and offer him a fresh chance in England.
If the German does manage to secure his services on a free transfer, and Dembele rediscovers his pre-Barcelona form – bagging 10 goals and registering 22 assists over 50 appearances for BVB – then it could be one the finest moves Klopp will ever make – not to mention one that will excite Reds supporters.