Ronald Koeman: ‘To club and player to decide what they want’

Ousmane Dembélé may leave this transfer period at FC Barcelona.

The French attacker was not a base player on Sunday in the opening match against Villarreal (4-0) and he has to take into account that this does not change in the short term. That said Ronald Koeman Wednesday leading up to the upcoming game against Celta de Vigo.

Dembélé replaced Ansu Fati after 70 minutes of playing. The 17-year-old gets the confidence for now. It is up to the club and the player to decide what they want. As long as Dembélé is with us, I‘m counting on him. He has been physically improved, but will have to wait for his turn to play, says Koeman.

Dembélé came to FC Barcelona for 105 million euros in 2017. Because of multiple serious injuries, he didn’t take much action. Manchester United would now like to take over Dembélé on a rental basis.

Koeman also confirmed that Ajacied Sergino Dest will undergo medical examination at FC Barcelona on Wednesday. The defender will be presented on Friday.