Barcelona have three weeks left to find a replacement for Neymar and the club have wasted no time in establishing Ousmane Dembele as the preferred choice. There is already contact between the 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger and Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez because they made a move for the France international last summer when he would have cost them just €15m (£13.5m) from Stade Rennes. This summer, after a good season in Germany, his price had rocketed to €90m. And now that Barca have the Neymar money, another €10m has been added, making it €100m (£90m) for a talented prospect who has made seven appearances for his country, scoring one goal. That is not likely to put them off. Dembele is quick, two-footed and will be willing to work. He will have French team-mate Samuel Umtiti to take care of him as he settles and he will cost Barcelona less than half the wages it would have taken to keep Neymar.
Barcelona waste no time in finding Neymar replacement after making contact with £90m Ousmane Dembele
Daily Mail | Aug 5