According to Barcelona’s official website, Ousmane Dembele will be ruled out for around six months after undergoing surgery on a hamstring injury in Finland.
The report adds that Barcelona identified the severity of the star’s injury after conducting further tests on the ace after he was forced to leave training last week.
Barcelona signed the tricky winger two-and-half-years ago in a massive deal that was worth a potential £135.5m, as per BBC Sport.
The World Cup winner’s time at Barcelona has been marred by injury struggles, the ace hasn’t had the chance to prove his mammoth price-tag due to these setbacks that have come thick and fast since his move to Catalonia.
Here’s how some Barcelona supporters reacted to Dembele’s long-term layoff:
Please sell him in the summer
— TheRaffy99 (@TRaffy99) February 11, 2020
Sell him please, let’s not waste much money and time on him get someone else.
— Bane?? (@sagarsahu4) February 11, 2020
Sorry dembouz but it’s time to go
— ManDingo (@mandingo_sdvw) February 11, 2020
— Cristhian (@Cristhi34780476) February 11, 2020
Please sell him as soon as possible, we cannot stand this anymore! Bring Neymar or Lautaro now! @FCBarcelona
— g (@howzyoudoin) February 11, 2020
Just give him a quick sell , We sick and tired of his repeated injuries !!
— ??????? (@HaithemLM10) February 11, 2020
It sucks when you always get injured without a single tackle. I wish him well but its high time we cut our loses and get someone else.
— Amin (@Aminazzy) February 11, 2020
This guy. Just move to the hospital man.
I like Ousmane but these injuries are a joke man.
— Juan (@FaDeDChromaticz) February 11, 2020
It’s really disappointing to see that some fans are kicking Dembele while he’s down, the France international is still young and still has plenty of time to live up to his superstar potential.
This is a massive setback for the 22-year-old, the former Dortmund star will also miss this summer’s European Championships due to the blow.
Barcelona are suffering an attacking crisis of sorts right now with Dembele and world class centre-forward Luis Suarez currently sidelined with long-term injuries.
Considering their recent injuries, can the Catalan giants still mount a serious challenge for La Liga and Champions League honours this season?