Liverpool, Newcastle and two different English sides will quickly know the place they stand after Barcelona set a deadline for a winger being ‘brainwashed’ by his agent, claims a report.
Newcastle are anticipated to flex their newfound monetary muscle tissues as soon as the January window opens. If the need to spend large wasn’t already there, the lure of staving off relegation via winter window splashes could have stiffened their resolve.
Liverpool, in the meantime, have carried out their enterprise frugally in recent times. Ibrahima Konate was signed for £36m in the summertime. Although that charge was greater than offset by a plethora of participant exits.
Whereas the 2 golf equipment’ switch methods will seemingly differ within the coming home windows, one participant they may converge over is Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
The 24-year-old Frenchman is within the ultimate yr of his contract on the Camp Nou. TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Liverpool’s interest in a free agent acquisition next summer.
Newcastle might look to usurp that potential deal by sanctioning a cut-price January raid. A recent report also listed Manchester City and Tottenham as interested parties.
They declare Barcelona have set a strict deadline on Dembele within the hopes of resolving his future shortly. Ronald Koeman’s facet stay intent on retaining the ahead’s providers, although are conscious their place is weak.
As such, they’ve reportedly ‘informed him he has one month to simply accept their newest provide.’
The belief, due to this fact, is that if Dembele rejects, a January sale might change into a definite risk of their final probability to recoup a charge. In that situation, Newcastle can be the most important benefactors with Liverpool believed to favor a free agent signing solely.
The Spanish article relays Barcelona’s considerations over the chance of Dembele penning recent phrases.
It’s said Barcelona imagine Dembele’s agent is ‘brainwashing’ his consumer into pondering a transfer away is in his finest curiosity. A transfer to the cash-rich Premier League might see his wages soar. The outlet additionally be aware a swap can be of economic profit to the agent himself.
From Koeman’s perspective, retaining Dembele round is of significant significance. Via Fabrizio Romano, the Dutch supervisor mentioned: “We wish Ousmane Dembélé to stick with us, he is a vital participant, our purpose is for him to resume.
“If he doesn’t, we must react in the absolute best approach. We now have not determined our technique in case he doesn’t renew”
Mundo famous Barcelona plan to method Dembele ‘immediately’ with their contract considerations and bypass the agent. At this stage, the ball seems firmly in Dembele’s court docket.
Liverpool informed of eye-watering Salah demand
In the meantime, Mohamed Salah is looking for a weekly wage of £500,000 from any new contract he indicators at Liverpool, per a report.
Salah recently indicated a desire to spend the rest of his career at Liverpool. Nonetheless, as issues stand, his contract will expire in 2023.
Liverpool have thus outlined his state of affairs as a precedence difficulty to resolve. However given his standing as arguably probably the most in-form participant on this planet, an extension is not going to come low-cost.
Approaching his 30s, Liverpool should weigh up whether or not it will be value investing in Salah for a long run. However on present kind it will appear unreasonable to contemplate letting him go.
That will play into his palms – or his agent’s – and details have now emerged of what he can be demanding from a brand new contract.
In response to Soccer Insider, Salah needs half 1,000,000 kilos each week as a part of a brand new Liverpool contract. It might make him the membership’s best-paid participant of all time.