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Dembele talks up Barcelona as reports hint he is close to agreeing move

The Frenchman is flattered by the Blaugrana’s interest

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Ousmane Dembele is not one to shy away from talk about Barcelona, as we have seen before, and he’s been at it again as speculation continues he will move to Camp Nou this summer.

The Borussia Dortmund star has previously claimed it would be a “dream” to wear the Blaugrana and has now been effusive in his praise once more.

The France international was asked about Barca by Gol, and in particular the recent rumors, and admits he is flattered by the interest in his services.

"[Barcelona] is a great club and all players would like to play at a club like that," he said.

"It is a pleasure to be able to see your name in the list of players that Barca wants, we will see what happens.

Source | Gol

Fairly interesting stuff from Dembele which comes hot on the heels of a new report from French newspaper L’Equipe who claim he is close to agreeing personal terms with Barca.

The report suggests Barca are keen to make a signature signing quickly, in the wake of losing Neymar, and will soon be in touch with Dortmund, who could cost upto €100m.

Unsurprisingly, Dembele was also asked about Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain and, like the rest of us, admitted the move came as a shock.

"Neymar is one of the best players in the world, I'm surprised that he leaves Barcelona but he will have his reasons,” he added.

Certainly the speculation seems to suggest Dembele is Barca’s priority at the moment, but the club have had a tough time so far chasing their targets, so we’ll have to see how this plays out.

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