Newcastle transfer news: Magpies ‘already made offer’ to sign Ousmane Dembele
Dembele’s contract with the Catalan giants is coming to an end in the next five months, and he has turned down a new agreement, allowing him to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
What is the most recent information about Dembele?
Despite two attempts made to him and his representatives, Barca president Joan Laporta openly revealed that the 24-year-old had refused to sign new terms.
Dembele was reportedly unhappy with the ‘economic terms’ put out by the club, with the club hoping to gain a cut in his £287,000-per-week earnings, according to Laporta.
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain were both interested in ending the France international’s Camp Nou nightmare in the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports, but both teams fell into roadblocks.
That has opened the door for any possible suitor to sign Dembele on a pre-contract deal, and Newcastle might be in a good position to take advantage.
The Magpies attempted to bring the winger to the North East last month, according to transfer insider Rudy Galetti, and Taylor has now revealed they have made another approach.
What did Taylor have to say about Dembele?
Newcastle United signed five new players in January, giving Eddie Howe a much-needed boost to his first-team roster.
However, the club’s new owners have high hopes for the future, and Taylor has revealed that the leadership is already plotting ways to rectify the situation by chasing Dembele.
“From what I gather, they’ve already made an offer to his agent for a pre-contract agreement, quite a large one as well,” he told SportEarly. Dembele has piqued interest.”
Would Dembele be a good fit for Newcastle?
Newcastle became one of the wealthiest teams in the world after being taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium.
Kieran Tripper and Bruno Guimares’ arrivals in the winter window, in particular, demonstrated their desire to climb the Premier League table and challenge for major honours.
However, there is no way of telling how long it will take Newcastle to recover from their relegation woes and return to the top flight, assuming they do so at all.
As a result, a player like Dembele, who has won the World Cup, two La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys, and the DFB-Pokal, would be taking a significant risk by joining Newcastle.
Following four and a half injury-plagued years at Barcelona, Dembele’s next transfer might be critical for his career, and he will undoubtedly weigh his alternatives carefully before making a final decision.