Football can be a funny old game at times. The modern day game is not only about playing your best for the 90 minutes. It involves player transfers, sponsorship deals and the latest trend of club takeovers. In short, the game has incorporated a new major ingredient; money.
This is what oversaw Neymar leave Barcelona for Paris Saint Germain and then to replace the Brazilian, the Catalan giants brought in Ousmane Dembele. As Barcelona continue to struggle to replace their talismanic Brazilian, it seems that Real Madrid could be ready to strike another body blow to them.
Real have always been the go-getters in the market. They are always linked with the biggest names and Mo Salah seems to be the latest poster boy on Real’s shopping list. The Egyptian has been on fire this season and has kept up with the likes of CR7 and LM10.
Naturally, it would seem that Madrid will come calling for him but to the dismay of Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp will not stop a move should the player want to leave. Instead, he will look elsewhere in the market to replace him. Reports get worse for Barcelona here as it suggests that the player he wants is Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, the man tipped to replace Salah.
Barcelona obviously have no obligation to sell given the huge amount they paid for him last year but Klopp’s men are in the finals of the UEFA Champions League. Should they win the tournament, they will obviously be the glamour boys of the market this summer and players will want to join them. Moreover, Dembele has had a tough first season at the club.
He has been injured for the better part of it and when fit; he has not been able to break into the first team. This has clearly frustrated the player and he might want to leave for a club where he will get regular football under a manager who reportedly “loves the winger’s game”.
At Liverpool, they have an electrifying attack with Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane up front. Should Salah leave, Liverpool will definitely charge a big amount for him which they might have to reinvest in his replacement. It will give them the funds to necessitate the Dembele deal should the player show any interest in signing for the Reds.