The new season is just around the corner and Ronald Koeman has already made a huge decision. Ousmane Dembélé is set to be a key part of Barcelona heading into the 2020/21 campaign.
It might come as a surprise to some but this is actually the Frenchman’s fourth season in Catalonia. Of course, with all of his niggling injuries, we haven’t exactly seen much of him out on the pitch.
However, in this short span of time he’s spent with the team, Koeman has taken a good look at the young winger. And luckily, he likes what he’s seen. The new reports suggest that the gaffer has already decided that Dembélé will be a key part of Barcelona in the coming season.
He’s been training extremely well and seems to finally be fit. Of course, we’ve heard this before and it’s really important to take things slowly. But the player himself is adamant on finally proving a point.
It would be fairly easy for him to throw in the towel and admit defeat. But he does seem more motivated than ever to succeed at the Camp Nou.
Is this finally the ‘redemption season‘ the fans have been waiting for? It still remains to be seen but the early signs seem to be positive.
Step by step, Dembélé should be back and stronger than ever. And with him fit and firing on all cylinders, Barcelona will rise as well.
Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’
Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.
Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”
Neymar is expected to sign soon his new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2026, huge UCL bonus confirmed too. His entourage just announced to France Football: “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project”. 🇧🇷 #PSG https://t.co/LMnrpctSkx— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2021
PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.
Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.
PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.
A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.