English paper ‘The Athletic’ reported that Manchester United could sign Ousmane Dembélé in case the Jadon Sancho operation fails. Also, the Premier League side believes that the Barcelona forward might be cheaper compared to the Borussia Dortmund winger.
Borussia Dortmund has valued Sancho at €120m, a figure that United cannot meet under the current circumstances. Last week, English reports claimed that Manchester United did not want to pay anything above €50m for the young star.
Given the fact that United’s offer is far below Dortmund’s expectations, eyes could be turned on Ousmane Dembélé. The English side’s interest in the French forward is not something new: they have been following him for a long time and even wanted to sign him in the summer of 2017. Due to Dembélé’s injuries, United has been careful about the final step to sign the forward.
Currently, Barcelona hopes to raise at least €80m from Dembélé. Whether ‘the Red Devils’ are willing to pay such a figure, is still unknown.
Source: Mundo Deportivo
Ronald Koeman talks about Ousmane Dembélé’s future
Ronald Koeman has spoken in the press conference ahead of Barcelona’s clash against Celta Vigo on Thursday evening. The Dutchman told that his future is in the hands of the Catalan club, but also relies on Dembélé himself.
“Those decisions (about Ousmane Dembélé’s future) are up to the club, and also up to the player. As you have seen in the last few weeks, as long as we have the player, I will count on him. He didn’t start the other day (against Villarreal) because there are other players and Ansu Fati has shown he is great for his team.”, said Koeman.
Koeman added that the winger’s form has dropped compared to the beginning, but that he did well today so the Dutch manager will count on him on Thursday:
“Dembélé has to wait for his chance to play, but he did play in other games. He was a bit better at the beginning, he had a bit of a lull last week but he has done very well in training today. Thus, I will count on him.”