I would like Ousmane Dembele to stay, proclaims Ronald Koeman
Amid rumors of a possible move, Ronald Koeman has admitted that he would like Ousmane Dembele to stay at the club and extend his contract with Barcelona. The French striker has gone through a rough patch since signing but has found a new life with the club this season.
Since signing for the club, Ousmane Dembele has struggled to play regularly for Barcelona but things have slowly changed this season. After a slow start, the Frenchman regained his balance with Ronald koeman and has become a staple character over the past few months. It’s good that Dembele is almost gone on loan to Manchester United in the January transfer window, but things have worked out well for the 23-year-old.
But with his current contract at the club expiring at the end of the 2021/22 season, many fans are worried about the Frenchman’s future amid rumors of a move. However, Ronald Koeman has admitted that he would like Dembele to stay at the club as he has become an ‘important player’ for them. The Dutch manager further added that the former Borussia Dortmund the man has grown a lot in the last year and he wants that to continue.
“Ousmane Dembele is an important player. He showed it with his performance here and especially with the goal that gave us three points. Ousmane’s development this season has been really good. Physically he has improved a lot; I think that’s the key to success. his quality and consistency to play so many games. So yes, if it’s mine, I would like him to stay with us, “Koeman told reporters, reported ESPN.