The Frenchman was reportedly on the radar of the Premier League giants, however a transfer didn’t materialise earlier than the shut of the switch window.
Ousmane Dembele was courted by Manchester United as an alternative choice to Jadon Sancho within the later levels of the switch window. The Red Devils had earmarked the Englishman as their major goal this summer time, however negotiations with Borussia Dortmund didn’t yield a optimistic consequence.
As time ran out and it turned more and more clear that Sancho would keep at Dortmund past the switch window, the Red Devils turned their attentions elsewhere. They have been all for Ousmane Dembele, however after initially contemplating the English membership’s supply, the Frenchman determined to remain put at Camp Nou, which left Barcelona baffled.
Barcelona have been prepared to let Ousmane Dembele depart for reasonable in the summertime
After Manchester United expressed their want to carry him to Old Trafford, Ousmane Dembele reportedly had a dialog with countryman Paul Pogba.
The Manchester United quantity 6 seemingly managed to persuade the previous Dortmund participant to make the transfer, and in consequence, a switch seemed more and more probably.
Barcelona ready for Dembele’s departure and readied Lyon’s Depay as his alternative. The Dutchman was additionally eager on the transfer as it could have reunited him together with his ex-national workforce supervisor Ronald Koeman.
Even although Barcelona needed to promote the Frenchman, Manchester United have been searching for a mortgage transfer for the participant as a result of that will have enabled the English membership to go for Sancho in a 12 months’s time.
The Catalans have been even prepared to permit Ousmane Dembele to go away completely for lower than his market value, an possibility that will have enticed Ed Woodward. However, the Frenchman’s determination to again away on the eleventh hour meant that every one these plans needed to be brushed beneath the rug.
Barcelona have been particularly irritated that Dembele determined to remain on the membership even after he was knowledgeable that he would now not be assured a spot within the first-team. His determination to remain additionally displeased the Barcelona hierarchy, however the Frenchman stays dedicated to win his place again beneath Koeman.
The Dutchman has used Ousmane Dembele for simply 20 minutes within the first three La Liga video games of the season, and the participant solely made the Barcelona squad in opposition to Celta Vigo as a result of Junior Firpo was dominated out as a consequence of an harm earlier than the sport.
With Barcelona already stacked in attacking positions and an unimpressed membership hierarchy observing him with uncertain eyes, it’s exhausting to think about that Ousmane Dembele might work his means into Koeman’s plans within the close to future.
Published 10 Oct 2020, 23:57 IST