Manchester United Transfer News: Ousmane Dembele’s time at Barcelona is over and that has made many teams interested in signing him for free. If reports are to be believed, Manchester United is one of the clubs that want to sign the winger in the summer window.
As per the Spanish outlet Sport, the Red Devils are in the race to sign him in a few months.
United’s name always pops up when there is a star player available in the market. The Red Devils have been in regular discussions with his representatives over the past two years.
The Catalonians have struggled to match Dembele’s wage demands for a new contract. This has led to a breakdown in talks and the Barcelona hierarchy wants him to leave at the end of the month.
Manchester United Transfer News: What does Mateu Alemany have to say?
Barcelona’s Sporting Director Mateu Alemany told the world about Dembele recently. He publicly said that the 24-year-old would be leaving before the 31st of January.
“He has made it clear that he does not want to continue with Barcelona. We told Dembele he has to leave immediately.”
“We expect Ousmane to be sold before January 31.”
“Barcelona has been trying to make him sign a new deal for over seven months. We have made different offers. We have tried to find a way for the player to continue with us, but every offer is rejected by his agents.”
“As a club, we understand and respect his decision. However, we also have communicated our decision to him. We hope to sign players who want to play for us. We want Dembele to leave the club as soon as possible.”
What does the report say?
According to The Sun, the erratic winger has been offered to various Premier League clubs. The likes of United, Newcastle United, and Chelsea are all being linked with him. The Catalan club is desperate to see the back of the former Borussia Dortmund star. They are looking to get a loan fee of around £3 million until the end of the season.
United sees Dembele as Martial’s replacement at the club. The 24-year-old can replace his fellow countryman after the former Golden Boy winner expressed his desire to leave the club.
What does Dembele bring to the team?
The French international is a pacey winger, he can play on both sides. Furthermore, the Frenchman is technically gifted and can use both his feet to create panic in the opposition half.
The winger was initially compared to Ronaldinho by the Barcelona fans. The reasons were simple, Dembele was brilliant with the tricks and flicks on the field.
The then Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu made a bold claim in 2019. He told the world that Dembélé, “is better than Neymar”.