La Liga News 

Ousmane Dembele “used to dream” of playing with Lionel Messi

Ousmane Dembele has opened up in an interview with French magazine Onze Mondial about how he was confident that he would one day play alongside one of the all-time greats, Lionel Messi. The 20-year-old French star moved from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona for a whopping €147 million. It came just weeks after Neymar left the Catalan side for Paris Saint-Germain, but injury has kept Dembele from playing an instrumental part in Barcelona’s title run that leaves five points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid. A dream come true Dembele said in…

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Gossip La Liga 

Griezmann and Dembele potential swap deal?

According to reports, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann could be in line for a move to Barcelona for £88.8m with current Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, potentially going in the other direction on loan. The deal would surely be a good move for both sides if it were to go through, as Barcelona would be getting one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe in Griezmann and in return, Atletico Madrid would be receiving a mouth-watering amount of money and an extremely talented young player coming in to replace him. The…

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Blog La Liga News 

Who were the Hits & Flops from La Liga’s Round 23

We look at the Hits & Flops in La Liga’s Round 23, featuring a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo and a dismal start to his Deportivo stint for Clarence Seedorf. HIT: Cristiano Ronaldo It has not been the most consistent season for Ronaldo or Real Madrid, but they bounced back with a 5-2 hammering of Real Sociedad on Saturday which included a hat-trick from the reigning Ballon d’Or holder. The result, which didn’t see them move above Valencia into third, has given many Los Blancos fans hope as they approach Wednesday…

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Gossip News 

Diario Gol make outrageous claim Messi wants new Barca signing SOLD

An outrageous claim in Diario Gol has seen Lionel Messi reported to have told Barcelona to sell new signing Ousmane Dembele and replace him with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. Dembele arrived at the Camp Nou last summer as a direct replacement for Brazilian Neymar, who departed for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain. The former Borussia Dortmund man has failed to make an impact though, suffering two similar injuries which have seen him miss most of the current season. Philippe Coutinho’s arrival in the January transfer window is expected to…

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La Liga News 

Ousmane Dembele out for a month after injury setback

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will miss a further four weeks of action after suffering a hamstring injury. The French international joined Barca last summer from German club Borussia Dortmund, but he is yet to have a good run in the team, having picked up an injury in September. Having returned from the injury, which kept him out until January, Dembele has now picked up an injury following the 4-2 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday. Dembele has featured in in just six games for the Catalan side and is now expected…

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La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Mariano returning to Real Madrid

Good Morning and welcome to our round up of the Spanish Papers, where Mariano is linked with a returning to Real Madrid. The 24-year-old left the Bernabeu to join the Ligue 1 side in August in what was a reported deal worth €8million and he has enjoyed a fruitful start to life in France, scoring 14 times in 23 appearances. Mariano’s form has led to speculation that Madrid may activate their buy-back clause; a claim that has come after Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all continue to struggle in…

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La Copa News 

Dembele set for Celta Vigo return

Ousmane Dembele is set to return for Barcelona against Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening. Having arrived at the Camp Nou last summer, Valverde was instantly hit with the decision of Brazilian Neymar leaving for French side Paris Saint Germain, leaving him with a rush to sign a replacement. The former Athletic Club boss moved to sign French youngster Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, but his impact has been minimal due to an injury picked up in his full debut against Getafe in October. Dembele’s injury saw…

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La Liga News 

Valverde discusses disappointing Neymar exit; Dembele confidence

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has promoted Ousmane Dembele’s return from injury, discussing the exit of Neymar last summer in the process. Having arrived at the Camp Nou last summer, Valverde was instantly hit with the decision of Brazilian Neymar leaving for French side Paris Saint Germain, leaving him with a rush to sign a replacement. The former Athletic Club boss moved to sign French youngster Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, but his impact has been minimal due to an injury picked up in his full debut against Getafe in October. Dembele’s…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona suffer double injury blow

Barcelona midfielders Andre Gomes and Sergi Roberto sustained injuries during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Olympiakos and are expected to miss over a month. The 25-year old Spaniard, who has featured more regularly this season, most often at right-back is set to miss five weeks after a torn hamstring strain during the draw which saw him hobble off at the interval. Gomes is expected to be sidelined for around three to four weeks with a hamstring injury after coming on against Olympiakos in the final 15 minutes. The Portuguese international has…

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La Liga News 

Ousmane Dembele ruled out until 2018

Barcelona club doctors have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele will not return to action January 2018 after further tests. Dembele, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund this summer has only featured in three games for his new club, starting his first La Liga game at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez last month which saw him pull up after 25 minutes with injury. Barca confirmed the news via their official website, saying Dembele had torn a tendon in his femoral bicep and would undergo an operation in Finland with Dr. Sakari Orava. Orava, who…

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