200 billion → 71.3 billion ‘investment failure’… Barça’s glass body prepares for sale ‘I don’t know what team I want’

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele may leave the team this coming summer.

Britain’s ‘Cut Offside’ reported on the 26th (Korean time) that “Barcelona is ready to let Dembele go at an appropriate price in the transfer market this summer.”스포츠토토

Dembele was France’s ‘supernova’. In 2016, he moved from Stade Rennes in France to Borussia Dortmund in Germany and immediately showed explosive talent with 10 goals and 20 assists, and was also nominated for the next Ballon d’Or.

Barcelona have had a hard time getting him. Barcelona was looking for a replacement after Neymar’s shocking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the time, and had sufficient funds. They brought Dembele, who was only 20 years old, for a huge sum of 140 million euros (approximately 199.6 billion won).

It almost ended in miserable failure. Injuries were too frequent. As soon as he entered Camp Nou in the 2017-18 season, he injured his hamstring and missed 20 games, and after that, he was injured at least twice per season and could not play properly. Naturally, there were ups and downs in the game, and Barcelona had to continue investing an astronomical amount for another Neymar replacement.

Still, he shone again after meeting coach Xavi Hernandez. Director Xavi has provided enough space for him to utilize tactically by placing Dembele wide on the side after his arrival at Barcelona. Dembele’s prowess is back on par with his prime, and with 13 assists, he was crowned La Liga’s assist king for the 2021-22 season.

It was fine this season too. Although he missed nearly three months in the second half due to a recurrence of his hamstring, he added depth to the attacking line by going back and forth between the left and right sides. When compared to Rafinha, Ferran Torres, and Ansu Fati, the player closest to the start was also Dembele.

But maybe he won’t be together next season. Barcelona are in a situation where they have to sell some players due to financial problems, and Dembele, who can receive a sufficient transfer fee, is also included in the consideration. It is known that Dembele has a buyout of 50 million euros (approximately 71.3 billion won).

But there is no team you want. ‘Cut Offside’ said, “Barcelona can let him go if the right offer comes, but it’s hard to imagine that any club will activate a buyout.” I nailed it to an acceptable level.

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