Chelsea close in on £135 million man after Rivaldo announces ‘ now is right time to sell’
This summer could be the ‘right opportunity’ for Barcelona to sell forward and Chelsea target Ousmane Dembele, according to Nou Camp legend Rivaldo.
Dembele, 22, arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for a staggering £135.5million with many believing he would help ease the pain of losing Brazilian superstar Neymar, but injuries have plagued his time at the Bernabeu and he has not fulfilled his potential.
That has led to alot of transfer speculation in the media on a daily basis that Dembele could be sold at the end of the season, especially with the Coronavirus hitting clubs financially, and we are keen on a move.
Frank Lampard does not need to add to his wing areas of the pitch as he has enough quality, but we have been constantly linked with a move, as they seek to try and build a squad that is more than capable of challenging for that Premier League title.
And the fact that Dembele would be a cheaper option that top target Jadon Sancho, means he will be on the shopping list in the summer.
And they have been given a real boost after Rivaldo claimed that this could be the perfect opportunity for Barcelona to sell: “Dembele signed for Barcelona almost three years ago and he has already had enough time to establish himself in the club and prove his value. It’s possible that he will never show his quality at the club,” Rivaldo told Betfair.
“He is still a player with huge potential, but I think this summer could be the right opportunity for Barcelona to sell or even exchange him for a player they’re chasing already.”
Dembele was a great player before he moved to Barca, but now he is just injury plagued and would probably find himself on the sidelines or often than not if he did sign up.