Barcelona legend, Rivaldo says this summer to be the ideal time to sell Dembele and give the Frenchman the chance to reignite his career somewhere else.
Young Dembele has been cursed with injuries at Barcelona and he hasn’t shown his full potential at the club since his joining from Borussia Dortmund back in August 2017.
His recent hamstring injury required surgery in February has sidelined the Frenchman from the team and was ruled out for the entire season which lead Barcelona go for an emergency signing in the form of Martin Braithwaite.
Dembele will turn 23 on May and he is still young to get good market value when he is sold. His future is regularly the source of speculation, and Rivaldo thinks it’s time to offload Dembele.
“Ousmane Dembélé signed for Barcelona almost three years ago and he has already had enough time to establish himself in the club and prove his value. It’s possible that he will never show his quality at the club.
“He is still a player with huge potential, but I think this summer could be the right opportunity for Barcelona to sell or even exchange him for a player they’re chasing already.
“He’s been unlucky with injuries, but he might also have tried to give more at some moments. Things haven’t gone according to expectations and he might be able to revive his career at another club where he will feel more confident to play at his best.”
There are rumours suggesting Barcelona might be interested to sell him while some say he is yet to stay at Barcelona. On the contrary, the fact remains that it will be difficult for the club to find a seller given his injury history.
Even if he is available for next season, he will find a hard time establish himself as Barca are set to strengthen their attack.
The likes of Lautaro Martinez, Neymar who Barcelona are speculated to arrive this summer will given more minutes. On the other hand, youngsters like Francisco Trincao and Pedri will be playing at the Camp Nou this summer.
Do check out:
All the latest 2019-20 kits of football teams from all over the world are now available on Tech2Sports. Superior quality kits at the lowest price guaranteed. Show your support for your favourite club and country by wearing their colours.