In the modern world of football, the transfer season lasts year-round. While the literal transfers of players take place in the summer and winter windows, rumors, speculation and even concrete agreements can happen any time.
The latest reports in England and Spain suggest that Juventus are preparing move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.
The France international was signed by Barca in August 2017 from BVB for a fee of 135 million euros. The 23-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
The forward has featured in 39 matches this term, netting 10 goals and providing 4 assists in all competitions.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in France.
As a member of France national football team, Dembele won 23 caps and he scored 3 goals.
Juventus are looking to sign a forward and have identified the 23-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The Italian giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Ousmane Dembele is a dynamic forward, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. His tricky dribbling, fantastic shot and pace make him a nightmare for any defender to defend.
There is no doubt that Dembele will take Juventus’ attack to a different level.
According to the report, “Juventus are ready to bid for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele. With his deal running to 2022, negotiations between Barca and Dembele’s camp have stalled this month. There is a belief inside Barca’s dressing room that Dembele is now prepared to run down his contract next season. However, Mundo Deportivo says should Dembele’s position not change, then Barca will seek to sell this summer. And Juventus have now made contact with Barca and Dembele’s agents to register their interest.”
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It would take a huge offer from Juve to prise the 23-year-old forward from Barcelona.
The Spanish giants would be wise to keep the France international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Juventus?
If Dembele is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Juve.
A move to Juventus will be ideal for the 23-year-old at this point of his career.
He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Juve.
Juventus fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if the Italian giants are willing to pay the asking price for Dembele.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.