French Young Winger, Ousmane Dembele is considered to be entering a crucial phase in his career as a football player. The ex-Dortmund is advised to prove himself at Barcelona if he wants his career to survive.
For information, the 23-year-old player was recruited by Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017. At that time, the public considered Dembele to be Neymar’s successor, because at the same time Neymar left for PSG.
However, this French national team player can be said to have failed to live up to the expectations of the Catalan Giant fans. Not because of his performance, but the fact that he is often absent due to injuries.
As a result, his future at Barcelona is unclear. Dembele has repeatedly been rumored to be on the selling list of the La Liga club.
Including in the transfer market last summer, where the player reportedly became the target of Manchester United. Dembele was mentioned as an alternative if the Red Devils failed to get their main target, Jadon Sancho.
However, Spanish media reports that Dembele has flatly rejected an offer from Manchester United. The player still insists on staying at Barcelona and believes he can prove himself.
Dembele’s determination then provoked Barcelona legend Rivaldo to comment. He considered that the winger should have accepted an offer from Manchester United because at Barcelona he rarely got the opportunity to appear.
Rivaldo then suggested Dembele must prove his quality this season if he really wanted his career to survive.
“Ousmane Dembele refused to move in the transfer market yesterday. It shouldn’t be a problem if he plays regularly, but the fact is not. Because he keeps getting injured and misses training sessions, that’s not good.” said Rivaldo to Betfair.
Rivaldo feels that no trade-off has been seen in the transfer of Dembele from Dortmund three years ago until now. Therefore, this is the last chance the player must take advantage of.
“He is a great player, but he has to prove that he wants to play and be responsible. The club paid a lot for him and until now they haven’t seen him return him on the pitch.”
“We’ll see if he can show the commitment he needs to be an important player in Koeman’s squad,” he concluded.