Ousmane Dembele could push for a move away from Barcelona in the January transfer window, according to the latest reports from Spain
Brought in from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for £112m plus add-ons, the pacey winger has never managed to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou.
Often criticized for his unprofessional behavior of the pitch, the 22-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a regular under Ernesto Valverde.
Dembele had to deal with the fact the club wanted to insert him in a deal to bring Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar back in the summer, although the whole operation collapsed eventually.
📰| Pep Guardiola reportedly wants to sign Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele (22).— City Chief (@City_Chief) November 9, 2019
Guardiola is said to view Dembele as a player he can model into one of the best in the world – similar to Raheem Sterling.
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Also, after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, the France international has seen his first-team opportunities quite limited, and a potential winter departure seems to be on the cards.
As reported by the Spanish outlet, El Desmarque, Dembele is tempted by the prospect of playing in the Premier League, with Manchester City looking to lure him away from La Liga.
Pep Guardiola is a known admirer of the former Rennes man, and Leroy Sane sidelined by an injury, the Spaniard is ready to accelerate his interest in January.
Although Dembele registered just two league starts this term, Barcelona will reportedly ask for at least £86m to release him.