Dembele leaving Barcelona: 02 reasons revealed

Ousmane Dembele is seriously considering leaving Barcelona, but what are the reasons for this shockingly possible departure?


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Blaugranas could be saying goodbye to the winger in the coming hours. Paris Saint-Germain has until midnight Monday to trigger the Frenchman’s €50 million release clause. 

Dembele’s situation at the club

The French forward is among the most expensive signings in the La Liga champions’ history. However, he failed to live up to the expectations for years due to numerous injuries during his spell with the Catalan giants.

When he is fit, he’s excellent and outstanding on the field’ that’s why Xavi still trusts and hands him chances, even in his toughest period when he was under pressure from fans and the club’s board.

Dembele is trusted by Xavi
The winger is trusted by Xavi

So why is Dembele leaving? Here are some reasons revealed from multiple sources.

In sum, the reasons for his possible departure are outlined below:

  • Deco’s involvement in the club’s transfer as Sporting director at Barcelona
  • Barca’s offer Gavi + Dembele for Kylian Mbappe swap deal

Deco x Raphinha

Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo shed light on the situation and why the 26-year-old is pondering leaving Camp Nou.

The report suggests that Dembélé’s growing unease stems from a lack of trust in the club’s sporting management, specifically the Sporting director Deco.

The Frenchman believes specific leaders within the organization are keen on selling him. This alleged lack of support from the leadership creates a sense of mistrust and unease for the player.


The involvement of Deco, who was Raphinha’s agent and now has the sporting director role at the Catalan side, has added to Dembélé’s doubts.

Raphinha is a direct competitor for the winger position, and the Brazilian was excellent last season.

PSG emerged as an option, reasonably speaking, an ideal and tempting one for Dembele, who has been between the storm.

Swap deal with Mbappe

Barca’s offer to PSG of a Dembele+Gavi for Kylian Mbappé swap deal made him decide to leave Barca and join PSG, according to his entourage, reported by French outlet L’Equipe.

So, he went from an essential player to extra toppings to get another star from elsewhere. It’s easy to understand the frustration.

Dembele in Barca's pre-season games

What’s next?

The final decision on his destination rests solely on the player.

For Dembele, the coming hours could be pivotal in defining the next chapter of his career. The potential move to PSG represents an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to shine in a new environment.

Now, he has to decide his future as he also recently discussed a new deal to stay..

According to Fabrizio Romaon, PSG verbally agreed five year deal with Dembélé’s agent. The French giant have sent formal letter to inform Barca now trying best way to close the deal — depends on timing.

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