Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele wants to join Liverpool

Ousmane Dembele would be keen on a move to Liverpool if he leaves Barcelona this summer, according to TEAMtalk.

Two years after the Catalan giants signed a French wonderkid from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £97 million (BBC), one of the most talented young forwards in world football is at a crossroads in his career.

Dembele might have produced 14 goals and nine assists in his second season at the Camp Nou but his two-year spell at Barcelona has been undermined by a series of injury problems and question marks about his attitude.

The 22-year-old also copped plenty of the blame for Barca’s remarkable Champions League collapse against, ironically enough, Liverpool, in the semi-finals. The one-time Rennes talisman missed a host of chances in the first-leg with Ernesto Valverde’s side failing to extend a lead that they would eventually throw away.

And TEAMtalk claims that Barcelona could now cash in on Dembele as they look to finance a deal for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

FC Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele (11)  during the UEFA Champions League semifinal match between FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC at Camp Nou Stadium on May 1, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

The report adds that Liverpool are one of the World Cup winner’s preferred destinations. But would Dembele, who is valued at £90 million, be able to force his way into a front-line already containing Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino?

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