There have been plenty of different reports regarding the young Frenchman but it seems that the Catalan media thinks Barcelona decided to put Ousmane Dembélé on the transfer market.
That report comes from Sport and they claim Barcelona will meet with the player’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, to decide the young ace’s future and ultimately put him out on sale once the season comes to a close.
But despite his rather unlucky and very much underwhelming performances for the Azulgranas, Dembélé, according to his agent himself who spoke to L’Equipe (via Goal), will not push for a move and still wants to stay at the club.
“I don’t expect Dembélé to leave Barcelona this summer.”, Sissoko remarked when talking to the respectable French outlet earlier.
Of course, there have been multiple clubs reportedly interested in his services, albeit all with a rather cautionary approach given the Frenchman’s fragile physique and a disappointing stint in the Catalan capital.
And even though some of those updates are quite contradictory, Sport are still adamant in their approach and think Barcelona have decided to put Dembélé on the transfer market.
One way or the other, the upcoming summer should be quite interesting for the young winger and it will be up to him to convince his current club that he’s indeed worth keeping and their faith was not in vain.
The path to redemption is quite long and difficult but he has the talent and the skill to succeed. Will he stand up to the challenge, and warrant his incredibly big transfer fee?
Only time will tell.
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.