Ousmane Dembele to Arsenal: The French forward has had a rough time in the last few weeks, and Barca are prepared to sell the player.
Barcelona are back to winning ways after a shaky few weeks before the international break earlier this month. The Catalan side defeated Sevilla and Inter Milan, and hammered arch-rivals Real Madrid 5-1 at Camp Nou.
Luis Suarez scored a hattrick against Real Madrid and was influential in Barcelona’s win over Inter Milan, as the Uruguayan stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona are at the top of the table in La Liga, and have all their games in the Champions League so far.
However, Ernesto Valverde, and various club stars are reportedly unhappy with one of Barcelona’s youngsters, Ousmane Dembele. The French forward has had a few disciplinary issues, and if recent reports are to be trusted, Barca has had enough with Dembele.
Ousmane Dembele to Arsenal:
According to RAC1, the Spanish media outlet, Barcelona are prepared to sell Ousmane Dembele, and have begun to look for potential buyers.
The Barcelona forward has had a fallout in a relationship with the manager, according to various reports from Spain, over his disciplinary issues.
BREAKING: Barcelona have told Ousmane Dembele to consider his options for a potential move away from the club, in the January transfer window. [RAC1]
Would you take him at Arsenal? 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/BC4rKk55xc
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Mundu Deportivo has also reported that the attacker fails to be on time for the training sessions, and the disciplinary problems have not gone down well with the Barca squad.
The Spanish outlet claimed that the ‘divorce’ between the forward and coach Ernesto Valverde was evident when Ousmane Dembele was an unused substitute in the Champions League game against Inter Milan. However, Dembele returned as a substitute in the El Clasico and assisted Vidal’s goal towards the end.
Imagine having a 21 year old in your team who’s capable of coming off the bench in a Clasico and turning a 2-1 into a 5-1 in 15 minutes. Now imagine even entertaining the possibility of selling him or questioning his ability. That’s Ousmane Dembélé right now. Madness.
— Sameer (@Sameer_R13) October 29, 2018
However, RAC1 reports that there has been an internal debate over Ousmane Dembele, and it has been concluded that the Frenchman needs to be sold. Barcelona wants to sell the forward in the winter market and are currently looking at suitable buyers.
Ousmane Dembele has put Premier League trio Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea on red alert after reportedly being told to find a new club by Barcelona.
The 21-year-old has been told to find a new club in January once the transfer window reopens.[RAC1 ]
— Chelsea (@ouggi) October 30, 2018
Arsenal, meanwhile, have been heavily linked with Ousmane Dembele throughout the summer transfer window, but no deal was put on the table. However, English media reports that their interest in the player is persistent and it could be possible that the London side might land the Frenchman.
Liverpool and Chelsea are also linked with the player.