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Xavi Hernandez shares his honest opinion on Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona

After selling Neymar for €222m to Paris Saint-Germain, the arrival of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund was some welcome relief for Barcelona. There were talks of the Blaugrana entering a ‘crisis’ following the departure of the Brazilian and a humiliating loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup didn’t exactly help their cause. However, Ernesto […]

Champions League Football

Barcelona Still Need to Decide Who the 11th Player is for Chelsea Match

Barcelona fans are optimistic that Andrés Iniesta will be fit again to face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League second leg, but even if so, Ernesto Valverde still has one spot open in his starting XI. There are four choices to pick from: Paulinho, Ousmane Dembélé, Aleix Vidal, and André Gomes. Paulinho In the first leg, Paulinho took the spot, […]

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What the Spanish press are saying about Ousmane Dembele after Malaga win

Ousmane Dembele hasn’t enjoyed an easy ride at Barcelona since his blockbuster €145 million move from Borussia Dortmund this summer. Just five appearances into his move to the Blaugrana and the Frenchman spent 107 days on the touchline with a thigh muscle rupture, before missing another month of action almost as soon as he returned in the […]

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Ernesto Valverde Denies Ousmane Dembele Lifestyle Concerns at Barcelona

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has dismissed concerns about Ousmane Dembele’s lifestyle and said the Catalan club are “happy” with the French winger.  Speaking after Barca’s defeat of Espanyol on penalties in the Supercopa de Catalunya, Valverde was questioned about Dembele’s off-field habits and made assurances on the 20-year-old’s professionalism, per Juan Jimenez of AS:  “This question surprises me a bit. […]

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Barcelona Reportedly Have Concerns over Ousmane Dembele’s Lifestyle

There are reportedly concerns at Barcelona about the lifestyle being led by summer signing Ousmane Dembele.  It has been claimed by Cadena SER program El Larguero (h/t AS), that Dembele is struggling to stay on the straight and narrow in Catalonia following his switch from Borussia Dortmund. It was reported that Dembele’s diet is heavy on fast food, something […]