Barcelona News: Ousmane Dembele was said to be leaving the Blaugrana. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now said that he asked his former Borussia Dortmund teammate to not leave Barcelona in the January transfer window.
The French international’s contract with Barcelona would end in the summer. Owing to this, the club had requested him to extend his contract. But Dembele is yet to sign a new contract with the club.
Hence, Barcelona asked Ousmane Dembele to leave the club in the January transfer window. But no deal could be finalized with any clubs. Owing to this, the Frenchman was even asked to terminate his contract but he refused to do so.
Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta had even stated that Ousmane Dembele would not play for the club anymore. But things have taken a U-turn and the Frenchman has made his way back into the team.
Barcelona News: What did Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang say about Ousmane Dembele?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Barcelona in the January transfer window. And according to Marca, he had asked Ousmane Dembele to stay at the club after his transfer was finalized.
Aubameyang was not allowed to play with Arsenal following a “disciplinary breach” in December. Owing to this, the Gabonese forward terminated his contract with the Gunners on deadline day and signed for Barcelona.
The former Arsenal captain took to the field against Valencia and completed his first hattrick in Barcelona colours. Aubameyang’s good friend Ousmane Dembele was also on the field to experience the Gabonese striker’s goals firsthand.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently talked about linking up with Ousmane Dembele again. He said “Ousmane is one of the best with the ball and, for a striker, he is incredible. To tell the truth, I am very happy that he is here and when I arrived I told him: ‘You have to stay, man.”
The Barcelona striker also talked about Ousmane Dembele’s time at Barcelona and admitted that the Frenchman is unique. Aubameyang added that Dembele is one of the best with the ball, hence adding to the winger’s specialty.
Ousmane Dembele played the 2016/17 season for Barcelona scoring 10 goals in 50 appearances. Similarly, Aubameyang scored 31 Bundesliga goals in that season courtesy of his strong partnership with the Frenchman.
Will Dembele stay in Barcelona?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also asked about Ousmane Dembele’s future with Barcelona. To this, the Gabonese striker replied that he didn’t know if Dembele would extend his contract with Barcelona or not.
With Adama Traore’s addition to Barcelona, Ousmane Dembele has now got competition for his position. Hence, it has to be seen what the French winger decides in the coming days.