Liverpool are going to have to add some quality in depth to the side this summer. The Reds haven’t been at their best this term and competition is needed in key roles. Liverpool could land Ousmane Dembele for a bargain fee this summer but it’s now or never with Barcelona reportedly working on a new contract.
Ousmane Dembele story
Back in 2017 Ousmane Dembele was the next best thing.
The Frenchman had been lighting up the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, prompting Barcelona to swoop in.
The then 20-year-old was snapped up in a £135.5m deal.
Since arriving at the Camp Nou his career has been hampered by injuries but brightened by flashes of quality.
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He’s finally starting to put together a run of games and is in strong form, earning a 7.01 WhoScored rating from his 14 starts and eight sub appearances in La Liga this season.
Liverpool target Ousmane Dembele
The Reds have been linked with the winger for years.
As soon as it transpired that not all was well with him at Barca we were linked with his signature.
In the summer transfer window last year Sport claimed that Jürgen Klopp asked for Liverpool to loan Ousmane Dembele.
The outlet has since claimed he would be available for £45m.
Bargain fee; now or never
This summer Liverpool could land Ousmane Dembele for a bargain fee but it’s now or never.
The Frenchman will be entering the final year of his contract and the Catalan club won’t want to lose him on a free transfer.
This scenario helped us land Thiago at a snip last summer.
However, the Reds will have to act fast with Barcelona working on an extension according to Mundo Deportivo.