Lionel Messi has labelled his Barcelona teammate Ousmane Dembele as ‘frightening’, as Liverpool and Arsenal continue to be linked with the winger.
According to AS, the Gunners remain a viable option for the 22-year-old forward, although Sport claims that Jurgen Klopp’s men are prepared to pay €90million (£79.5m) for the France international this summer.
The pacy attacker the Catalan giants from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and was expected to be a massive hit at Camp Nou.
However, the forward has endured injury issues that have seen him fail to establish himself as a regular starter with at Barca.
Indeed, Dembele has made just five appearances in LaLiga this season, along with playing four times in the Champions League.
But despite his lack of game time, it would appear that club legend Messi is still a big fan.
The Argentine named him among the 15 young players on the rise, as quoted in GiveMeSport, in which he said: “His pace is frightening in training.”
Meanwhile, Jose Enrique has said Luis Suarez preferred playing in front of the Liverpool crowd more than his current fans at Barcelona.
Valencia-born Enrique, who played with Suarez at Anfield, has said that Anfield is a special place and has no doubts that the Uruguay no. 9 would much prefer to play in front of the adoring Anfield crowd rather than the hoards in Catalonia.
Speaking on a podcast with The Anfield Wrap, Enrique, 34, who has now retired, said: “What am I going to say to a player that wants to go to Liverpool?
“There is no better place to go. The situation at the club right now is unbelievable. There is no better place to go.” Read more…