The Barcelona forward has been out injured since early February.
Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele as they view him as a less costly alternative to Jadon Sancho.
The Frenchman is one of many players whose future is up in the air at Barcelona. Dembele has spent most of his Barça tenure out injured and patience at the Camp Nou seems to be running out.
A move to Manchester United could potentially net Barcelona the money they need to sign the likes of Lautaro Martinez. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Catalan giants would be willing to part ways with him for as little as €60 million.
However, Dembele is not interested in a move to Man United. According to Mundo Deportivo, the former Borussia Dortmund player remains adamant that he wants to succeed at Barcelona and does not consider a move to Manchester United as an option.
It is a blow to Manchester United as they have made it clear that they would not be willing to meet Dortmund’s asking price for Jadon Sancho. With Jesse Lingard having a foot out the door, they want to sign another winger and Dembele fit the bill.
While Dembele’s commitment to the Blaugrana is admirable, the fact of the matter is that he has failed to live up to expectations. Even when he was healthy, he was inconsistent.
There would be games where he looked like the player they signed from Dortmund and then there were others where he he couldn’t even string together a simple pass.
He is still recovering from a hamstring injury that he picked up in their Champions League match against the aforementioned Dortmund. The hope was that he would be able to fully heal as he would get more time because of the stoppage.
But his recovery process has been slow leaving little hope that he is going to be fit in time for their pending match against Napoli.
His recent injury history is going to be a red flag for any potential interested team. A fresh start could be what he needs. Time is running out at Barça and if he does stay, next season will be make or break time for the World Cup winner.