La Liga giants Barcelona will be forced to pay Borussia Dortmund an additional £26m if they decide to cash in on their out-of-favour winger
Dembélé has a contract in Catalonia until 2022, so any sale would see Barcelona increase their already high asking price to accommodate whatever they still have left to pay Borussia Dortmund.
Barça’s reasoning behind considering letting one of their most expensive ever signings – second only to Philippe Coutinho – leave is largely down to the player’s attitude, something which often landed himself in hot water with Dortmund’s hierarchy too.
We are all products of our own environments. Our environments shape our character, our personality, our habits, our identity.
The environment that Ousmane Dembélé grew up in and the environment that FC Barcelona seeks to engulf its youngsters with could not be more different.
— Breaking The Lines (@BTLvid) November 14, 2018
There have also been claims that, as well as problems with punctuality and even rumours of a possible video game addiction, Dembélé still hasn’t integrated himself into the squad and has so far failed to fall into any specific friendship group at the club, despite Barcelona’s high number of French players.
There are many young talented players out there who show the right attitude even when they make all the headlines (Pulisic and Sancho prime examples). I have zero sympathy for Dembele because he‘s shown a bad attitude wherever he played and lacks professionalism and respect.
— Sandra Goldschmidt (@SanBorussia) November 18, 2018