Real Madrid could profit from PSG’s decision to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona this summer, with the France international set to be offered to Los Blancos.
PSG head coach Luis Enrique and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi pushed for the winger to arrive in a €50 million deal from Barca, with the Ligue 1 champions triggering the release clause of the player to take the matter out of the Camp Nou side’s hands.
Since arriving at Parc des Princes, though, Dembele has served only to disappoint. In 10 games for PSG this season, he has only a couple of assists to his credit, while he found himself as a substitute for the weekend’s match against Strasbourg. It was the first time since he made his debut that he has been a replacement.
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According to El Nacional, PSG have already run out of confidence in the winger, who has been one player cited by the local media as a reason for the inconsistent start that PSG have had to the season.
“Al-Khelaifi is not satisfied at all with Dembele and know that if he puts him up for sale, it would take little time for the first offers to arrive, which would be much higher than the price they had to pay,” the Catalan source states.
“And Moussa Sissoko, the agent of the former Borussia Dortmund and Rennes player, has not hesitate to contact Real Madrid.”
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Los Blancos are known to want to strengthen their forward line, and it might even be possible that Dembele helps attract Kylian Mbappe to the club next summer given the two are good friends. The issue, however, is whether they can afford the outlay on both.
‘El Mosquito’, meanwhile, has shown a capability to destroy LaLiga opponents in the recent past. Under Xavi at Barcelona, he showed a world-class level when fit, with the Blaugrana boss of the belief that he is one of the best wingers in the game.
His departure, which came about as PSG matched his release clause, is described as “devastating” for the Catalan outfit.
This sense of loss would only be made worse if Dembele wound up at Real Madrid next summer.