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Report: Arsenal interested in Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona exit on the cards

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Report: Arsenal interested in Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona exit on the cards

Arsenal have reportedly joined Liverpool in showing an interest in Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele.

According to AS, Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on potentially signing the highly-rated 22-year-old.

The report explains that the right-winger is expected to compete a move away from Spanish giants Barcelona, with all parties agreeing it’s the best solution for the player.

El Desmarque did report back in January though Liverpool’s initial interest, with suggestions that Jurgen Klopp was eyeing Dembele and that he could cost around £85million.

Dembele moved to the Camp Nou back in 2017 after leaving Borussia Dortmund and is a skilful wide player with raw pace, which has caught the attention of some clubs in England.

He’s managed 19 goals and 17 assists in 74 Barcelona appearances, but has had his bad luck with injuries and could now be on his way out.

 

The wide man is currently on a staggering £210,000-a-week contract (90min) and was part of the France squad that won the World Cup in 2018.

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TBR’s View:

Dembele has only made nine appearances this season for Barcelona due to injuries, but there is no doubting he’s still a super young talent and has already achieved so much in his career.

It would be a real marquee signing if Arsenal can win the race for his signature in the next window and he would add even more firepower to an impressive frontline, but he should not be a priority.

The Gunners splashed out on Nicolas Pepe last summer from Lille to add more creativity in wide areas, plus there is the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette available to them going forward.

It surely has to be a priority to strengthen the defence and any big money signing should come in that position.

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