Ousmane Dembele ‘needs love’, says Barcelona team-mate Arturo Vidal

Ousmane Dembele ‘needs love’, says Barcelona team-mate Arturo Vidal as forward continues to be linked with a move away from the Nou Camp

  • Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is reportedly unhappy at the Nou Camp
  • The Frenchman has started just one of his side’s last six La Liga matches
  • He scored a late equaliser to earn Barca a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday
  • Arturo Vidal is confident he is going to be an important player for the club 

Press Association Reporter

Arturo Vidal believes his Barcelona team-mate Ousmane Dembele ‘needs love’.

The 21-year-old France forward is reportedly unhappy at the Nou Camp, but scored a late equaliser to earn Barca a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

‘Ousmane needs love,’ said Vidal, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at PSV Eindhoven.

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is reportedly unhappy at the Nou Camp

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is reportedly unhappy at the Nou Camp

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal believes that his Barcelona team-mate  'needs love'

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal believes that his Barcelona team-mate ‘needs love’

‘He’s a very important player for us, he’s scored some big goals and he’s going to be important for some time to come.’

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde could turn to Dembele, who joined from Borussia Dortmund in August 2017 for a fee which could reach a potential £135million, as his side seek to confirm their place as Group B winners in Holland.

Valverde has Philippe Coutinho available and Ivan Rakitic has travelled to Eindhoven following a hamstring injury. Both could feature for a Barca side depleted by injuries.

‘It was very important. It was a goal that kept us from possibly losing the match,’ Valverde said of Dembele’s Atletico strike.

‘I have confidence that Ousmane Dembele will continue to give his best when he’s out there on the field.’ 

Dembele scored a late equaliser to earn Barca a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday

Dembele scored a late equaliser to earn Barca a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday



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