A major update has emerged on Newcastle United’s pursuit of Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele…
Express journalist Ryan Taylor has revealed that the Magpies have submitted a contract to the forward ahead of the summer transfer window. The former Rennes winger’s deal with the Spanish giants expires in the summer and he is set to become a free agent, with PIF now looking to pounce on him.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “From what I understand, they’ve already made an offer to his agent for a pre-contract agreement, quite a big one as well. So, there is interest in Dembele.”
Eddie Howe will surely be left buzzing by this update, as the prospect of the French international arriving at St James’ Park is an exciting one.
Dembele has a wealth of experience in top-level football for club and country and still has plenty of time on his side to develop further, which is why he could be an excellent prospective addition to Newcastle’s squad. The winger played 50 games for Borussia Dortmund in Germany and has racked up 129 appearances for Barcelona, whilst also being capped 27 times by France along the way.
In that time, he has won a World Cup, two La Liga titles and two Spanish Cups – all by the age of 24. This highlights the quality and experience he could bring to the club despite his age, which is why he could be an exciting signing for fans to anticipate at the end of the season as he knows what it takes to win major silverware.
Dembele has racked up 31 goals and 23 assists for Barcelona, following on from 32 direct goal contributions in 50 matches in Germany. This shows that he has the ability to score and set up goals at the top level and suggests that he could make an impact in the final third for the Magpies next term, as he has proven it in both the Bundesliga and La Liga.
Therefore, Howe will be buzzing with the prospect of having him in his squad for the 2022/23 campaign. The ex-Bournemouth boss will also be delighted with PIF’s attempts to sign Dembele, as Taylor’s comments suggest that they are making a huge effort to bring in the Frenchman and are sparing no expense. He will now be hoping that they are able to pull a deal over the line in the coming months to lure the 24-year-old to Tyneside in July.