As we move into the last few days of the 2020 summer transfer window, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele has become a serious transfer option for Man United.
The Frenchman would be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second choice behind Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, but it does appear that the Bundesliga outfit aren’t willing to play ball as far as lowering their price for the player is concerned, as reported by BBC Sport and others.
Dembele has just returned to Barca’s first-team after a long-term injury, and his record there should be something that worries the Red Devils.
As talkSPORT note, the rapid wide man only completed two full 90 minutes in his first season at the Camp Nou during his 2017/18 debut season.
His time since then has been peppered with other injury concerns, loss of form and reports of skipping training, which talkSPORT also allude to.
The report adds that he’s already been late to training this season – nothing new for Dembele – but totally against the new code which manager, Ronald Koeman, has put in place.
Dembele wouldn’t be the worst alternative to Sancho and would likely be a financially attractive hire, however, he has to stay fit if he’s going to be of value to the Old Trafford outfit.