- Jurgen Klopp has given his nod to Ousmane Dembele Liverpool move this summer
- Barcelona are prepared to cut their losses on the 21-year-old starlet who was signed up for £135.5m last summer
- Antonie Griezmann’s impending arrival at Camp Nou further necessitates Barcelona’s need to offload Dembele
Reliable Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato has reported that the Europa League final against Marseille could well turn out to be star striker Antonie Griezmann’s final game in an Atletico Madrid shirt as the Frenchman is very close to completing an expensive move to Catalan giants Barcelona in the upcoming summer transfer window. While the Barcelona transfer news will come as music to the Camp Nou faithful, the move is also likely to set in motion the Ousmane Dembele Liverpool transfer as Barcelona are prepared to cut their losses on the youngster after a solitary season for the club.
Griezmann to Barcelona, Dembele to Liverpool?
In more Barcelona news, it is also being touted that the club is going all out to secure Griezmann’s services before the World Cup in June and catch the Atletico hierarchy napping on the whole issue. This may well be true as Atleti president Cerezo is still maintaining his stand that the French striker is not for sale at any cost.
Coming back to Liverpool FC news and Ousmane Dembele Liverpool, the youngster is said to be disappointed with his lack of playing time at Barcelona since his arrival last summer. The club splashed out a whopping £135.5m to sign him from Borussia Dortmund as their Neymar replacement and he was welcomed by the club’s fans amid much fanfare back then. However, much water has flown under the bridge since then with Dembele Barcelona suffering a nasty injury early in his career at Camp Nou which kept him out of action for several months.
Upon his recovery, the 21-year-old struggled to hold down a regular place in manager Ernesto Valverde’s side on his preferred right-wing side. Philippe Coutinho’s arrival from Liverpool in January further complicated matters as the Brazilian has quickly established himself as a first team regular and looks like the prefect fit to play alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Barcelona to cut their losses on Dembele
Latest Barcelona transfer news and Liverpool transfer news further indicates that what makes Ousmane Dembele Liverpool a realistic possibility is the fact that the La Liga giants have shelled out a huge amount of money over the last year to bring in Coutinho and Dembele Barcelona himself. Griezmann’s impending arrival will not be cheap by any means and the Catalan giants’ boardroom want to recoup some funds by cutting their losses on the French starlet.
Various Merseyside sources and latest Liverpool FC news indicates that manager Jurgen Klopp has opened the doors to Ousmane Dembele Liverpool by signing the young winger on loan this summer. The Reds, though, want an option to buy to be included in any deal which is the point of contention between the two clubs at this stage. Barcelona news coming in states that the club is willing to send Dembele Barcelona on loan but without an option to make the deal permanent later on.
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