Liverpool could be looking to raid Paris Saint-Germain again for another defender and rather weirdly, the player is named Mahamadou Dembele. L’Equipe (h/t talkSPORT) report that Jurgen Klopp and his team of scouts have kept an eye on the young defender and are looking to bring him to Anfield as soon as possible.
The report also claims that Dembele has impressed many while playing for the U19 side of the Ligue 1 club and he hasn’t signed a professional contract with the team yet. That is why the Reds believes they can sign him up and are willing to do all it takes to snatch him away from the French club.
Dembele seems to be just another young player that Klopp wants in his youthful Liverpool team and this policy of signing up starlets has followed the German manager since his days at Borussia Dortmund.
PSG, on their part, don’t want to lose out on a young talented player on the cheap and are reportedly looking to sit down with the 18-year-old centre-back with a fresh contract.
Liverpool have had success with defenders from PSG signing with them. We all know the hype surrounding Mamadou Sakho’s move to the Merseyside club and even though his chances of playing for the Reds are next to none now, he still is doing well for Crystal Palace out on loan.
The Reds do have quality young defenders in Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Reds do complete the signing of this talented defender. Klopp does like giving chances to his young players and if Dembele does move to Liverpool, he will have a real chance of showing his talent in the first team.
Liverpool do have a summer of upheaval awaiting and if they make it to the Champions League, they can certainly try to sign some of the big names out there. Dembele at the moment is all hype and if he does turn out to be another Sakho on the pitch, the Reds would have done extremely well with the deal.