1) Next James Rodriguez 2) Mostly a passenger 3)...: Barca fans explain why they give up on Dembele
While some inexplicably blame the Frenchman for injuries, others note major flaws in his game. Here's what our users can say👇
- Tom Tom
"He will be the next James Rodriguez, it’s better to sell him now before his price [goes] down! Look at Jadon Sancho: he’s younger than Dembele but more disciplined. Dembele did nothing for Barca."
- Collins Mwenda
"This boy is older than Mbappe but doesn't want to grow despite not being 70% Mbappe's level. Barca sold Malcom, a young player who was willing to work like a donkey to win a place in the squad. Why do we favour mediocrity?"
"I don't think it's an issue of discipline. He was the first to return early to training. But perhaps he is not as good as he wants to be, or as good as we want to believe. Flashes of brilliance which aren't sustained where and when it counts cannot be depended on in a team like Barça.
"His body keeps betraying him. One game in and he is grabbing his hamstring again. The fault isn't Dembele's. It's ours. Perhaps we overvalued him in our scouting report; the same that brought Coutinho who never quite fit into the Barça style either."
- Emmanuel Morton
"Barcelona should offload him and take Dybala and Rugani in exchange in my opinion. Dybala is now fit to play alongside Messi. And I guess he would be happy to join Messi. We all saw that against Chile [at Copa America]."
- Mohamed Sayed
"Sell him, he's injury prone, a liability, plays like a headless chicken, loses possession and mostly is a passenger."
- Cachunjua Vivaldo
"Despite Coutinho's performances he was always fit and just needed to gain his confidence. It'sDembele's third season at the club and his been injured since day one. He's exciting but in the long run I’d rather have a much older player with experience and match fitness."
- King Solomon
"Dembele fans can't defend him again with any reason. He has been tried and switched position several times. He is just a flop and overhyped."
❓ What would you say in Dembouz's defence? Is he potentially among top-10 in Europe?