English Premier League giants Liverpool are preparing a January bid for young Celtic sensation Moussa Dembele.
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has been in stunning form this season, since moving to Celtic from Fulham in June. His Champions League performances against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach have caught the eyes of Europe’s elite clubs. Clubs from across Europe’s top leagues have been linked with the 20-year-old – from the La Liga, Barcelona and Real Madrid; PSG from the Ligue 1 and Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal from England’s top flight. Now, according to reports from Scotland, Liverpool have joined their English rivals and the rest of the aforementioned European clubs in the race for Dembele’s signature.
According to Scottish publication Glasgow Live, the Reds are preparing an offer worth £20 million for the highly sought after youngster with the view to bring him to Anfield in the January transfer window. The report states that they are also willing to offer the youngster first team football. Liverpool will reportedly offer 10 million upfront with a further 10 million as add-ons and performance based incentives.
The Merseyside side are also set to offer the former Fulham man a huge wage package which would see him pocket £60,000-a-week, triple his current earnings at Celtic. Jurgen Klopp has reportedly sent his scouts to watch Dembele on 5 different occasions and the reports have always been positive. That isn’t a surprise, give his form this season. Dembele doesn’t seem to have a bad game this campaign and has managed to net 17 goals in 27 games in all competitions.
He has established himself as one of the best young strikers in the world and his goal scoring record this season is one of the best in Europe’s top leagues, especially given his age. Brendan Rodgers has seemingly brought the best out of the young Frenchman this season and should he continue at this rate, Dembele is sure to be subject to a bidding war between the European superpowers in the near future.