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Newcastle Make 'Astronomical Offer' To Sign World Class Winger For Free, They're DESPERATE For Him

Daniel Marland

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Newcastle Make 'Astronomical Offer' To Sign World Class Winger For Free, They're DESPERATE For Him

Newcastle United are in 'pole position' to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona on a free transfer according to stunning reports.

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The 24-year-old's contract is set to expire in the summer and he's yet to commit his future to the club despite Xavi's arrival as manager.

Xavi has told Dembele he's a huge fan of his and believes he has all the qualities to be one of the world's best wingers.

Despite that, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim Dembele is getting closer and closer to a Premier League move in 2022.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The Magpies, now managed by Eddie Howe and backed by billionaire Saudi Arabian owners, have put together a very appealing package.

Dembele will receive €15 million (£12.73m) per year in wages in addition to a whopping a €15 million (£12.73m) signing on bonus.

Barcelona's financial situation is still dire and they won't be able to match that offer.

The France international is able to start negotiating with clubs from January and others in England are interested.

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Image Credit: PA

Manchester United have been linked with a move in recent years and came close to signing Dembele on loan in 2020.

They are keeping an eye on any developments, but the summer arrival of Jadon Sancho and emergence of Mason Greenwood mean it's no longer a priority transfer.

Dembele arrived at Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and he cost the Catalan giants a whopping £96 million.

Injuries have blighted his career in Spain and his attitude has also rubbed people the wrong way, arriving late to training a number of times.

He played in Tuesday's 0-0 draw against Benfica and it was only his second appearance in all competitions this season.

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Image Credit: PA

Xavi commended Dembele for taking 'a risk' after playing when not fully fit.

Per Football-Espana he explained: "He has changed the dynamic of the game. He has generated chances. He made the difference.

"The shame is that a goal hasn't come from his cross, shots.

"I have spoken with him, he is very happy here. Today he has taken a risk because he is not 100%.

"There was a risk that he could have a setback, and it is surprising. One has to speak with him and to see if he feels comfortable and happy."

Newcastle, meanwhile, are in the relegation zone.

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Topics: Football, Barcelona, Ousmane Dembele, Transfers, England, Newcastle United

Daniel Marland
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