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Dembele’s Future in Doubt?

Despite winning the 2018 World Cup, 21-year-old Ousmane Dembele is at risk of struggling for game time with the Catalan giants this season. According to summer transfer window specials, he could be on a move in August, but who would take him in?

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Will Dembele move to Arsenal this summer?

The talented French forward arrived to Barcelona last summer after Neymar left the club, but before settling at the Camp Nou his place is under threat from another Brazilian attacker Malcom. Perhaps he could not build the trust needed with head coach Ernesto Valverde, and therefore his name has been circulated through the football market. According to best online betting sites in the United Kingdom, the Reds and the Gunners appear on the summer transfer window specials for a potential move to bring Dembele in to the Premier League. Yet, does he represent a good business deal?  

Signing in Dembele

Arguably, Ousmane Dembele was a problematic in his first year that was marked with constant injuries. He failed to live up to the expectations, hitting just four goals across all competitions. Even if Barcelona are no longer keen to keep him due to his poor results, he has shown the football world to be fragile, coming back from almost a season long injury. Besides, he is too expensive with very few proven achievements.

Unibet Sportsbook offers 1.22 odds for Dembele to stay with Barca, 4.25 to move to the Emirates and 13.00 to be signed by Liverpool. Yet how could either Unai Emery or Jurgen Klopp trust Dembele who failed to prove to be reliable when it mattered most at Camp Nou? Although he fully recovered from the last season injury, Dembele was barely featured in the World Cup knockouts after a poor group stage performance, winning the tournament without repairing his reputation.

Currently the French youngster has no real achievements on his name and remains vulnerable to injuries. He costs more than €105m a fee that Barcelona regrettably paid to bring him in a year ago. Do you think any Premier League club featured in the summer transfer window specials have the interest to risk spending on Dembele?

Summer Transfer Window Specials

What could make Dembele’s move to the Emirates reasonable? First of all, Former Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat, who discovered Ousmane Dembele while he was at Rennes, has signed for Arsenal. In addition, the former Barcelona sporting director Raul Sanllehi, who had a huge role in Dembele’s €105 million move to Barca, is at Arsenal too.  Not to mention the void created by Alexis Sanchez’s departure at Arsenal that makes the team in need of a young forward with a good pace. Do you think Dembele’s supporters at Emirates would ignore his poor reputation and spend millions of dollars to secure him more game time?

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