The fact is, Dembele is still very much a Barca player, which explains a fan's bewilderment on watching new signing Memphis Depay put up a man of the match performance while wearing Dembele's No. 11 on his back.
"In yesterday's match, Memphis was wearing the no. 11 shirt. On the official Barca website, it still shows Dembele as 11. Have the kit numbers for the upcoming been assigned?" furryRascal asked on Reddit.
The fan is right, Dembele is still Barcelona's No.11, as per Barca website.
New kit numbers have not been assigned for the 2021/22 season. This information is usually published on the club's website.
Unless Dembele leaves Barca this summer, which is unlikely, the 23-year-old remains our No. 11.
Still, Depay is free to wear any squad number he chooses in preseason friendlies - nothing doing.
We've discussed the possible squad numbers Depay could wear at Barca. For now, though, the club hasn't assigned a squad number to the former Lyon forward.