Now that Timo Werner is no longer a viable option, Liverpool have set their sights on Ousmane Dembélé, the latest reports coming from Bleacher Report (via Mundo Deportivo) state.
The story has been relayed by the always reliable Fernando Polo and the original report says that if the Reds are going to go for one star signing this summer, it will likely be Barcelona’s young Frenchman.
Jürgen Klopp was sure he could lure the former RB Leipzig star to Anfield, and the deal seemed all but done for quite some time, but then Frank Lampard decided to swoop in and snatch the coveted striker right in front of the reigning European champions.
This leaves the German manager without too many options on the table but Bleacher Report state that Liverpool like Ousmane Dembélé and that he is on their radar once again. Of course, there’s also the option of bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield but his arrival is not the priority as of right now.
As for Barcelona, they still have hope their 23-year-old forward will become the star he was always meant to be since he has incredible abilities and sky-high potential. However, given that his contract expires in 2022, he will soon be at a turning point with the club, and they just might accept a deal in excess of 50-60 million euros, if such an offer arrives, that is.
Their financial situation is not exactly the best either and we know they want to sign Neymar Junior or Lautaro Martínez this summer. They won’t be able to go for both though and sacrifices will have to be made if they are to pull it off.
Will Dembélé be one of them? Only time will tell.
Injury Update: Ansu Fati could avoid surgery as treatment is going well currently
According to RAC1, there is finally a glimmer of positive news regarding Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati’s recovery from injury. After consistent roadblocks in his recuperation, he may seemingly be on the right track to return to action.
The winger suffered significant damage to the internal meniscus of his left knee back in November 2020. After immediately going under the knife, Fati has been sidelined ever since. His return was scheduled for early March but due to constant setbacks, he has had to consider multiple surgeries to follow up.
Fati was undergoing a biological regenerative treatment after his first procedure under Dr Ramon Cugat, under the supervision of Barcelona’s medical team. However, he faced repeated swelling of the knee, which prevented him from doing anything aside from targeted work in the gym.
After reportedly going through a second surgery and even facing the possibility of a third procedure, Ansu Fati, unfortunately, is already set to miss out on the rest of the season alongside midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
However, these latest reports seem to finally bear good news about the teenage sensation and his recovery. The report highlights that if these positive feelings continue, he will be able to avoid going to the operating room once again, which would be very beneficial. He will also apparently travel to Seville on Friday with the rest of the players ahead of their Copa del Rey final.
Fati’s killer instinct in front of goal has certainly been missed sorely at times this season alongside of course, his immense technical ability. Barcelona and their fans will be hoping that the road to a full recovery is smooth from here on out for their budding star.