The France international hasn’t featured for the Catalans since the opening day defeat to Athletic Bilbao last month, but could feature for the Spanish champions this weekend, as they look to build on the recent 5-2 win over Valencia last Saturday.
In Dembele’s absence, 16-year-old winger Ansu Fati has seen a surprise rise in game-time and has impressed the Blaugrana by scoring two goals and providing one assist, per Transfermarkt.
Dembele’s potential return – alongside Lionel Messi, who featured off the bench midweek against Borussia Dortmund – could see Fati drop out of the team, however, which could perhaps be viewed as extremely harsh should it happen considering the teenager’s recent contributions.
@BarcaCentre tweeted the news of Dembele’s availability for this weekend’s clash against Granada, but these Barca fans are far from excited about the prospect of the 22-year-old returning..
That means no more Ansu in the first team.
— THE GREATEST (@Messi_less) September 19, 2019
No thanks, I’ll take Ansu Fati over Dembele any day. pic.twitter.com/8lvO5h6eeF
— UsA82 (@us_a82) September 19, 2019
Correction: Dembélé will receive the medical green light tomorrow and will be available for this weekend’s game with Granada where he play a few minutes and get injured again for another 5 weeks. [cat radio]
— incognitofooty (@incognitofooty) September 19, 2019
no thank you. stay away and keep playing Playstation
— jackinablox (@jackinablox) September 19, 2019
don’t need him please 🙄
— Adewunmi Victor (@mvictoradewunmi) September 19, 2019
Ansu already 10x dembele
— Zid (@Zidoistrash) September 19, 2019
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