The Frenchman was left on the bench by Ronald Koeman for Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla on Sunday night. Instead, youngsters Francisco Trincao and Pedri took the lead as the hosts looked to find a winner at the Camp Nou.
Dembele’s future depends on what he thinks
With less than 24 hours left of this transfer window, Ousmane Dembele’s future remains in question. The Frenchman was left on the bench by Ronald Koeman for Barcelona’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla on Sunday night. Instead, youngsters Francisco Trincao and Pedri took the lead as the hosts looked to find a winner at the Camp Nou. Although Koeman came out and publicly stated that Dembele was in his Barcelona plans, the facts suggest otherwise. “Dembele is a Barcelona player, his future depends on what he thinks,” said Koeman recently. “I didn’t speak to him about it. If the player is not happy, they can talk to me. And Ousmane didn’t tell me anything. If he stays, I count on him, and he will get a chance to play.”
Ousmane would leave the club sooner or later
Elsewhere, a couple of signs suggest the forward could be on his way out of the Catalan club sooner rather than later. Memphis Depay did not leave the bench either, as Lyon drew with Marseille, with Rudi Garcia, insisting on the absence of a striker, was uncertain about his future. The former Manchester United striker was heavily involved with Barcelona’s transfer during this transfer window, especially since Luis Suarez was allowed to leave. Over in Manchester, Ole Gunnar Sulskjaer’s side on Sunday night were thrashed 6-1 by José Mourinho’s Tottenham at Old Trafford. The result and performance from the Red Devils make one think that they will be looking for a strengthening of their squad on the eve of the rest of the season.