Ousmane Dembélé has done a lot to hurt his reputation, with Dortmund and its fans, over the past couple weeks.
He was subject of a bid from Barcelona, and was frustrated when BVB rejected said bid. He then chose to take the route of disrespect by skipping Dortmund training and refusing to answer any attempt at contact from the club.
But still a transfer has not materialized. And now Peter Bosz is leaving the door open for the player to rectify the situation and comeback into the squad.
Bosz: "Ousmane is a good lad and a good player. We'll have to talk about how to reintegrate him if that will be the case." #wobbvb— Stefan Buczko (@StefanBuczko) August 17, 2017
Dembélé is an incredibly talented player. He’s still only 20, but he’s clearly on his way to becoming one of the most dynamic wingers on the planet. But he has shown his immaturity lately and angered Dortmund fans and players.
Is it worth it to make an effort to keep him around? Maybe he has seen Barcelona losing players like Neymar and signing players like Paulinho, and is now less interested in a move.
But the best course of action here still seems like it would be selling Dembélé to the Catalan club for a massive fee. Dortmund would have to act quickly in re-investing that fee, but there are still a few weeks of the transfer window left and they’ve surely already got replacements in mind.
Either way, this is one transfer saga that should be resolved fairly soon.