Ousmane Dembele is now reportedly ready to leave Barcelona after the arrival of Brazilian winger Malcom. Barca have wrapped up a surprise £37million transfer deal for the Bordeaux forward and Malcom has now passed his medical after Roma had announced he was heading to Serie A.
Dembele though is predominantly a right winger, just as Malcom is, and now he is understood to be unhappy and considering his position at the Camp Nou. Dembele, who was a £135.5million signing last summer from Borussia Dortmund, is now exploring his options, according to Cadena Cope. The 21-year-old has been linked with Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea this summer, but it seemed more in hope that reality with the player happy and Barca keen to keep him in Catalonia.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had been chasing the France star for some time and there had been rumours of the possibility of a loan move to Anfield. Josep Maria Bartomeu though poured cold water on Liverpool’s hopes of signing Dembele in June. Bartomeu though poured cold water on the talk, he said: “[Philippe] Coutinho, Dembele are for us a big investment. They are very important players that we expect from them a lot.”
However, it would appear that 21-year-old will be plying his trade at the Nou Camp again next season. Bartomeu said: “[Philippe] Coutinho, Dembele are for us a big investment. They are very important players that we expect from them a lot.
Now though with added competition for places Dembele may well look elsewhere after struggling for game time last season through injury and poor form.