Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele ‘happier than ever’ thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival
Ousmane Dembele ‘happier than ever’ at Barcelona despite fallout with Camp Nou chiefs thanks to friend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival and dressing room support
- Ousmane Dembele endured a difficult January window after a fallout with the club
- The Frenchman has been asked to leave Barcelona after failed contract talks
- However, the Catalans failed to secure a deal down the line to offload the 24-year-old
- But the striker would be happy at the Nou Camp despite his recent exile
Ousmane Dembele’s misery at Barcelona seems to be behind him for now as the striker is said to be happy living at Camp Nou again.
The 24-year-old endured a difficult transfer window in January after being told by the Catalan giants he had to leave the club if he refused to accept a new deal.
He is out of contract at the end of the season and had been frozen after contract talks broke down.
Ousmane Dembele (centre) is said to be happy again at Barcelona after a falling out with the club
Dembele resisted signing a new contract on reduced wages and Barca tried to move him in the final days of the transfer window but couldn’t reach a deal.
But the Frenchman would be happy again at the club thanks to his friends in the locker room, according to SPORT.
Dembele is said to be highly regarded in the dressing room with his recent dilemma by no means a source of controversy.
He gets on with the club’s French cohort, including Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti.
The 24-year-old is said to get along with the club’s French stars, including Clement Lenglet (right)
He also reportedly has a good relationship with the younger members of the team – even if they don’t always get his jokes.
Following his fallout with the club’s chiefs, Dembele hasn’t made a fuss or changed his attitude and, according to the report, ‘he’s coming, training like one more and going pretty unnoticed’.
The biggest impact, however, was the January arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s signing, which reportedly made Dembele ‘happier than ever’.
The arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) has made Dembele ‘happier than ever’
The duo played together at Borussia Dortmund and their reunion at Camp Nou was a ‘joy’ for Dembele, who is ‘inseparable’ from the former Arsenal player.
After his three-week exile, manager Xavi brought Dembele back into the squad for Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Atletico Madrid.
Although Dembele didn’t come off the bench, the Blaugrana boss insisted the club ‘couldn’t shoot themselves in the foot’.
Dembele replaced Jordi Alba in the second half for Barcelona’s city derby with Espanyol last weekend.