The events of the summer of 2017, when Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint Germain (PSG), may still be fresh in the memory of Barcelona fans. Now, the ghost of a similar game seems to haunt the Camp Nou again, and it is that PSG’s interest in Ousmane Dembélé has aroused some concern within the Catalan club.
Although the young French winger seems unwilling to change the air, at Barcelona they have learned that nothing can be taken for granted in football. As reported by the newspaper BRANDno official voice of the club has issued conclusive statements on the subject, perhaps aware that Dembélé is a free spirit and his decisions are not always predictable.
The captain of the team this season, Sergi Roberto, tried to calm the fans’ spirits by stating that he did not see Dembélé with the intention of leaving. However, his opinion was based more on sensations than on concrete information. On the other hand, both Ter Stegen and Xavi showed greater concern when addressing the issue. The German goalkeeper’s words about how the team’s game is adapted to the striker’s talent, as well as the coach’s statements about the uncontrollable market and the decision that the player has to make, left more than one with a knot in the stomach.
It doesn’t matter if your clause goes up
PSG really does not care if Ousmane Dembélé’s clause goes up to 100 million on August 1, if Luis Enrique wants it, they will continue trying to sign him whatever his price, since they have enough money to sign him as soon as he gives them the win. Barcelona is quite scared by the closing down that PSG can do since if Dembélé leaves, one of the most important pieces of the squad will leave and the Parisian team would laugh at them again by taking another of their great stars from them.