Report: Jurgen Klopp keen on signing Barcelona’s Dembele

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Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are prepared to shell out $100 million to secure the signature of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, according to Spanish outlet Sport.

The French winger would arrive at Anfield at a reduced price after falling short of expectations after signing for the Blaugrana in 2017 for nearly $140 million. The 22-year-old has recorded 51 appearances for the Spanish giants throughout his three-year injury-riddled spell.

Despite his recent inactivity – out since February due to surgery – Klopp is highly interested in landing the winger, who he knows from his days with Borussia Dortmund, during the summer transfer window.

Depending on when La Liga restarts following the coronavirus pandemic suspension, Dembele may return to action with Barcelona this season. The winger has five appearances and a goal to his name this season – to say that Dembele is struggling would be an understatement.

With EURO 2020 postponed until next summer and with his recovery process coming to an end, a move to Liverpool seems like a win-win situation for Dembele and Barcelona. Liverpool, on the other hand, will have to wait to see what version of Dembele pulls up at Melwood, if a transfer were to materialize.