Barcelona are reportedly now ready to accept between €50M-€60M on Ousmane Dembele after becoming fearful they could lose him on a free.
Dembele’s contract with Barca is due to expire in 2022, which means that, in less than a year’s time, he will be able to negotiate with interested parties as a free agent.
Considering how much the club paid to sign the French winger from Borussia Dortmund, £135.5M (€155.4M), they cannot afford to twiddle their thumbs until he’s leaving on a Bosman.
According to SPORT, they are keen to get on top of the situation, with the 23-year-old set to be listed on the market in the summertime, but for considerably less than they paid for him initially.
As per The Spanish publication, a bid between €50M-€60M could be enough to convince them to sell to either Liverpool or to Manchester United.
If either of the two Premier League giants are legitimately interested, between €50M-€60M represents a considerable discount on Dembele’s market value would ordinarily be.