- Ousmane Dembele impressed coach Valverde and president Bartomeu with his match-winning display in the Super Cup tie against Sevilla
- The 21-year-old has been linked with PSG and Arsenal in the last few days
Ousmane Dembele scored a crucial goal in the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla on Sunday, a goal which was ultimately responsible for Barcelona lifting their first trophy of the 2018/19 season. There have been constant speculation about the player moving closer to leaving the club with French champions Paris Saint-Germain lurking but the Barcelona bosses were never keen on letting him move on this summer.
Dembele wins the Super Cup for Barcelona
The doubts in this Ousmane Dembele Transfer News have now been put to rest after Dembele’s deciding contribution in the Super Cup. The goal could well turn out to be the perfect springboard to his Barcelona career. If he can now keep the injuries in check and adapt well, Dembele might well turn out to be one of the players of the season in La Liga and in Europe.
After returning a week early from his post World Cup holiday, Dembele had a detailed meeting with coach Ernesto Valverde and put himself up for a starting berth against Sevilla which he was rewarded with after impressive training sessions. The youngster had a troubled debut campaign last year after an expensive transfer worth € 105million (+ € 40million bonus) from Borussia Dortmund.
His determination to succeed at Barcelona did not go unnoticed by Valverde and his staff and despite Malcom‘s arrival this summer, Dembele was afforded to first opportunity to impress. It has to be said that the 21-year-old grabbed his chance with both hands with the goal against Sevilla.
Bartomeu and Valverde full of praise for match-winner Dembele
After a victorious World Cup campaign with France, the young forward has now scored a goal which has contributed to his club winning a “real” trophy. “I am very happy for him (Dembele),” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is quoted as saying by Spanish publication Sport.
Manager Valverde also spoke to the press on this Ousmane Dembele Transfer News after the Super Cup win and lauded his efforts. He also reflected on the player being linked with major European clubs like PSG and Arsenal this summer. “He is with us and we expect a lot from him,” he said.
There has never really been any doubt about Dembele’s abilities and qualities. He has the talent to influence games on his own accord. Valverde repeated the same and said: “He is highly qualified and we have high hopes him. He has incredible qualities to create something out of nothing. He participated in the game a lot and he scored a goal, which, I think, is something we can be happy about. As the game progressed, he improved.”
After securing his arrival from the Bundeliga last summer, Barcelona had planned to give Dembele a two-year window to prove himself and show his worth. The world cup winner is aware of the situation and understands the importance of this season, which can turn out to be a make or break campaign for his Barca career. He has started in the best possible manner and will hope to continue in the same vein.
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