The young Frenchman has been quite a hot prospect on the market as it seems but if the recent reports are any indication at all, Dembélé snubbed Liverpool and is adamant on succeeding at Barcelona.
Times have been quite tough for the Catalans’ second-biggest signing in the history of the club and his injuries have certainly played a key part in that story. Due to them, his game time has been drastically decreased.
But that hasn’t stopped other clubs from asking for his services. First, there were Juventus and now, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, Jurgen Klopp has submitted an offer of a loan deal with an option to buy but Dembélé is not having it and he snubbed Liverpool immediately.
That news was then quickly echoed by some other reliable sources as both Fernando Polo of Mundo Deportivo and Guillem Balague, who did a Q&A for Sport, claim the same thing – Dembélé wants to stay and succeed at Barça.
Of course, this is great news for the Azulgranas as the French winger is very much someone they still believe in and they would love for him to succeed at the club.
Whether that will actually happen or not, remains to be seen.
Ousmane Dembélé talks Tuchel, Messi, Eto’o, Laporta
In an interview with BeIN Sports, Ousmane Dembele spilled beans on various topics ranging from football to personal life. The interview was conducted before yesterday’s Clásico.
The French winger is reportedly a player who the new president, Joan Laporta, admires a lot. Even during his campaign, the Catalan lawyer raised the issue of Dembele’s renewal. The club has invested heavily in Dembele and has finally started to reap results.
When asked the question about his contract renewal, Dembele explained: “My future? I still have a year left on my contract. There have been no discussions with the club, I’m happy and I feel good.
“A new president has arrived and I don’t really know him, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”
In all the reports that have come out and interviews given by the young players, all of them have mentioned that the club captain, Lionel Messi shares an exceptional with this new generation of players.
On the same lines the World Cup winner said: “Messi gives confidence to the young players in the team and helps us a lot. He gives me advice.”
Dembele is said to be liking his new role up top in the newly found 3-5-2 system by Koeman. He jokingly said in the interview that the dressing room now relates him to Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça legend: “As I now play up top, they call me Samuel Eto’o in the dressing room.”
The Barça winger had an excellent season at Dortmund which led to multiple European giants going into a bidding war for him.
His strike partner during his days in Germany was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whom the Frenchman regarded as `his favorite teammate’. He also said that `Thomas Tuchel is his favorite coach’.