With Neymar slipping off to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have a rather large gap in their attack and a whole lotta money to spend.
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is one of the names touted as a potential Barca target following the Brazilian forward’s exit, while Dortmund star Ousmane Dembele is thought to be top of their ‘Neymar replacements’ shortlist.
And judging by the Instagram account of Demebele’s best friend and former teammate Moustapha Diatta, the France international is seemingly on his way.
L’Equipe journalist Bilel Ghazi posted a screen capture of Diatta’s latest story update earlier today via his Twitter account:
Latest post Instragram of Moustapha Diatta, the reserve of Borussia Dortmund player and best friend of… Ousmane Dembélé!
A quick transitional from a reliable source (Google, we used Google) tells us that Se Firma roughly means “is signed”.
Perplexing enough, but add that to the thinking face emoji and we’ve practically lost our tiny minds with anticipation.
Speculation in the press throughout Europe has been rife since Neymar’s world record-breaking departure from Barcelona.
Catalan newspaper Sport claimed this week that Barca representatives have met with Dortmund to discuss a deal for the 20-year-old, with the Spanish giants initially offering around €70m (£63m) plus add-ons for the starlet.
Dortmund, however, have made it clear they want some of this silly season cash that’s floating about, and will apparently not accept anything less than €110m – a fee which Barca are reluctant to meet.
So, who knows?
It’s not like you can believe everything you read on social media these days.
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