Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Makes Surprising Ousmane Dembele Decision
LIONEL MESSI reportedly wants Barcelona to give Ousmane Dembele a run in the first-team if they fail to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund last summer in the wake of Neymar’s world-record £200m move to Paris Saint-Germain.
But his first season at the club has been hit by injuries and he’s struggled to make a significant impression under Ernesto Valverde.
Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move to sign Griezmann, which would further limit Dembele’s opportunities.
However, Barcelona are apparently concerned Griezmann could now stick with their La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid and are having to consider their options.
Don Balon claim Messi has decided they already have a Plan B among their ranks though in the form of Dembele.
Lionel Messi is said to have increasing confidence that Dembele can form partnership with him and Luis Suarez.
And he’s therefore keen to see Barcelona spend the money they wouldn’t have spent on Griezmann strengthening elsewhere.
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