There have been contradicting reports on the French winger’s future nowadays. Tribuna.com explain what could happen to the 22-year-old.
Is he for sale or not? Barcelona are planning a massive exodus this summer with Dembele tipped to be swapped for either Lautaro or Neymar.
Who could be interested: Several Premier League giants, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, are keeping tabs on Dembele.
Potential transfer fee: Barca have reportedly put a hefty €60m price tag which is deemed unaffordable even for the interested parties.
Messi’s rumoured stance: The Athletic claimed that Leo wants Barca to sell Dembele but to keep ‘another expensive recruit’ Coutinho instead.
Injury record: The winger has played just 47% of all Barcelona games following his transfer due to a total of nine injuries.
Coach’s viewpoint: Before Dembele’s latest injury, Quique Setien confessed he was ‘in tears’ when he saw how the 22-year-old was training.
Ousmane Dembele was bought as an emergency signing after Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. He cost the club €125m, including the add-ons.
However, the winger has played only 74 of the possible 156 matches. In total, he has managed 19 goals and 17 assists.
Dembele couldn’t be happy with the 2019-2020 campaign. This term, he has only made NINE appearances because of a series of injuries. The Frenchman sustained a hamstring tear in early February which ruled him out for six months.