Footy Extras

Dutch tactician orders Barcelona to sign Liverpool attacking target

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is allegedly keen for his club to replace forward Ousmane Dembele with Wolves attacker Adama Traore in the January transfer window.

The Dutch tactician has pinpointed Traore as an ideal target for that zone of the pitch, while Liverpool are also mentioned as potential buyers for the €40million-rated attacker, according to a report from Todo Fichajes.

Traore has shone in the PL and could be a fine addition for a bigger side after showing what he can do at Wolves.

The Reds are pretty well stocked upfront, with boss Jurgen Klopp already having surely the best front three in world football in the form of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, before then adding Diogo Jota and Takumi Minamino in the last two transfer windows.

It remains to be seen if the PL champions will really prioritise a move for Adama in the near future but a talent like that could be hard to reject.

Todo Fichajes state the Spain international could cost as little as €40 million, which would certainly be a bargain.

Still, it may be that Blaugrana is a more likely destination for the player, who would likely get more game time there due to their apparent desire to sell Dembele, according to Todo Fichajes.

Meantime, Liverpool’s Harry Wilson has revealed that manager Jurgen Klopp and himself were on the same page when they discussed his desire to play senior team football.

“I spoke with Jurgen at the beginning of the season“, Wilson told Cardiff City’s official TV channel.

“I let him know that I wanted to be playing football and he agreed. As soon as I had that chat with him, I knew we were both on the same page.”