The Spanish champions are ready to offer Ousmane Dembele to Liverpool for the stellar forward in a huge swap deal.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah quickly became the Premier League sensation in his second winds on the British soil. The Egyptian stole the show with his imperious scoring prowess that saw him score 43 times in all competitions for the Reds, whilst also guiding them to a Champions League final. However, with great performances comes interest from the best and the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and even Manchester United are all now after the Egyptian king.
Such impressive scoring feat wasn’t to be gone unnoticed. Salah was just as quickly linked with several high-profile clubs, including Real Madrid. But latest reports from Spain suggest a whole new story. Barcelona is ready to swap Ousmane Dembele for him in a barter deal, as the Spanish champions are looking for reinforcements this summer.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are although a terrific attacking pair, both are in their 30s and the club now wants to add a third piece to the attacking jigsaw. Paco Alcacer has been a huge disappointment, while Dembele’s debut season in Catalonia was mired in adaptation and recurring injuries. Salah’s rich vein of form has certainly caught Barcelona’s attention, and after Griezmann dismissing all rumors of a move, he is their next pursuit.
However, reports suggest there’s a bit of issue in the costs. Salah is priced more than Dembele and if the deal were to happen, it would mean Barcelona shelling out some dough from their own pocket. That wouldn’t be feasible as the club is already drawing out plans for new signings in other departments too, sending some of the current crops out on a loan, or if possible, on a permanent deal in a summer of the massive overhaul.
With Real Madrid most likely to bolster the attack too, the European champions would jump into the fray soon. And Liverpool would have to pull out all stops to fend off interests from two big clubs.
It’s easy to understand all the big cheese going after Salah. But with Liverpool aiming for trophies and more glory in the future, it’s unlikely they’ll sell him after just a season, regardless of how lucrative an offer might be.