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Bartomeu talks Ousmane Dembele’s Barcelona future

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been talking about Ousmane Dembele and says he thinks we’ll see him playing at a “high level” for the club next season.

There’s been lots of talk about the Frenchman’s future at Barcelona but Bartomeu was certainly talking as though he expects Dembele to be at the Camp Nou next season.

“Coutinho probably in the last four months has been very active for the team. But Dembele is a very young player, a very talented player that we are, of course, expecting a lot from.

”He’s been demonstrating during the season that he’s a good young player for us. But, of course, next season will be different.

“It’s not easy to play in Barcelona the first year because the model of football is quite different from the rest.

”But after one year I’m sure we are going to see Dembele and Coutinho at a very high level.”

Source | ESPN

The Barcelona president was also asked about the club’s transfer plans, amid continued speculation over a move for Antoine Griezmann, but was giving very little away.

“Some players will come. Others will leave. That’s normal,” he said.

“But no doubt, without saying names -- I cannot say names -- because probably a lot of them are under negotiation by the people of the club. Of course, so many players will appear.”

Source | ESPN

Dembele was on target last night for France in their win over Italy and looks in good shape to make a real impact on the World Cup with the France team.