Jurgen Klopp Targeting A Loan Move For Barcelona Flop
Jurgen Klopp has jokingly suggested he is interested in a deal to sign Barcelona starlet Ousmane Dembele this summer, if he becomes available.
Dembele, 20, joined the Blaugrana from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could rise to £130million last summer, but the Frenchman has struggled to fulfil expectations at Camp Nou, in part because of an injury that kept him out for months.
Paco Alcacer and former Reds playmaker Philippe Coutinho have filled in for him on occasion, but Dembele is still waiting for his career in Spain to take off, despite the club already winning the league and closing in on a historic unbeaten campaign.
It is unlikely Barcelona would sanction any sort of deal. Klopp, though, suggested he would be willing to pick up the phone if they were.
Asked if he would consider the signing, the Reds boss said: “Is he on the market? Now I’m interested!”
Just where Dembele would play for Klopp remains to be seen, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and, especially, Mohamed Salah, in superb form.
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