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Ousmane Dembele Is Key To Neymar Return To Barcelona

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is reportedly a key factor in the possible return of Neymar to the Spanish champions this summer.

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar has expressed his wish to return to Barcelona after leaving the Catalan giants two seasons ago.

The latest reports emanating from the French capital of Paris claimed that PSG are weighing up their options in the wake of an exit for Neymar and that they want Barcelona to include Ousmane Dembele in any deal.

This is according to the publication from two of the biggest media outlets in Spain, Sport and Mundo Deportivo.

Liverpool target Dembele was signed by Barcelona as the replacement for Neymar in 2017 when the Brazilian international left the club for a world-record fee of €220m (£200m).

The French international signed for Barcelona shortly after Neymar left in a deal reported to be of an initial fee of £105m plus add-ons.

Ousmane Dembele has suffered from injuries in his two-year stay at Barcelona since he joined the Catalans from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The former Rennes player performed better in his second season (last campaign) at Barcelona but his injury woes from the first season still continued.

Dembele is yet to live up to the expectations of a Liverpool player.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.