While the transfer window for all of Europe’s five big leagues is closed, rumours are rife within the betting circles as to who will be moving where when January comes around and the Premier League is in full swing.
A strategic transfer in January can make a huge difference for Liverpool who are locked in a fierce battle with Manchester City for the coveted premier league title. In this context, it is being reported that Liverpool are exploring the possibility of offering Ousmane Dembele an escape route from his Barcelona limbo in January.
Klopp keen on Dembele
Reports say that Jurgen Klopp is personally monitoring the 21-year-old French national, who currently plays as a forward for Barcelona, and has apparently been told to find himself a new club upon the re-opening of the transfer market.
The decision by Barcelona’s management is rather surprising, considering Dembele’s performances at the recent world cup where France emerged as winners, in addition to his satisfactory performance at Camp Nou.
It has been little over a year since Dembele joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund for an initial fee of around 100 million pounds, however the young striker has not been successful in settling into the culture of Spanish football, and has been reprimanded several times for his punctuality.
Consequently, Dembele’s run-ins with the club’s administration have had a bearing on his time on the pitch, and first-team action has not come easily for the French national. Despite having paid a hefty sum for his transfer, Barcelona are now prepared to cut their losses and allow Dembele to move on from the club, with Klopp eagerly looking to sign a player he first attempted to bring on board last summer.
Dembele news improves betting odds
News that the Reds are moving in for the kill with Dembele has had a significant impact on betting odds for the club’s performance at the Premier League. The club’s pragmatic performance at the domestic level, as well as news about Dembele’s prospective arrival at Anfield has made Klopp’s side a dangerous threat for Arsenal and Fulham. The weekend match is expected to be a close tussle.
There is going to be a host of attacking action for the Saturday showdown, as well as for Liverpool’s upcoming match against Fulham on 11th November. Both clubs have been scoring prolific goals in recent games, and history suggests that this could well be the case in London as well. All eyes are on Liverpool’s attacking trio, with lucrative free bets available at 4/1 for Salah to open the scoring in upcoming matches.
In stark contrast to the Reds’ inclination towards Dembele, they have precisely zero interest in signing Aaron Ramsey despite being heavily linked to the Arsenal midfielder over the past few months. Ramsey is all set to leave the Emirates on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract in the summer, and several big European clubs are already lining up to battle for his services.
As per Sky Sports, however, Anfield is not in the queue for the 27 year old Wales national, as they believe that their midfield is already well stocked, since they have spent well over 96 million pounds on the likes of Fabinho and Naby Keita during the course of the last transfer window.