French winger Ousmane Dembele joined FC Barcelona before the start of the current season in an effort to soften the blow for losing Neymar, who joined Ligue 1 powerhouse PSG afterwards. However, the former Borussia Dortmund star hasn’t been able to perform as expected during the course of the current term.
Injuries, a lack of opportunities and him not being able to take advantage of his chances has caused Dembele to fall down in Ernesto Valverde’s pecking order. And in fact, there has been talk of Dembele leaving Los Blaugranas to join Atletico Madrid during the upcoming transfer window.
It is not a secret that Antoine Griezmann is set to join FC Barcelona during the next summer and his potential arrival would certainly limit the minutes available for Dembele. Therefore, he might be included on the potential transfer as a one-year deal with the possibility of a future purchase, although details for that have not been included yet.
The 20-year-old winger has failed to impress at Barcelona and registers just one goal in 14 La Liga outings this season. That’s just not enough for a player who, aside from being dubbed as Neymar’s replacement, joined the side for a €105 million transfer last summer.