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Barca Coach: Why I Signed Dortmund Star

Barca Coach: Why I Signed Dortmund Star

By SL International - Aug 26, 2017 11:00 AM

FC Barcelona signed Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele for a club-record fee, and coach Ernesto Valverde has explained why the club decided to splash  €105 million on the forward.

Read: Official: Barca Sign Neymar Replacement In Record Deal

The Catalan giants confirmed on Friday that a deal has been agreed with Dortmund for the transfer of the Frenchman.

Dembele is Barca's fourth signing of this transfer window, following the arrivals of Gerard Deulofeu, Nelson Semedo and Paulinho.

"He is a player who guarantees offensive depth, the depth that we have lost and that we need," Valverde was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo

"He is a player who can play on both sides of attack, also in the middle, so that gives us a lot of possibilities.

"He is quick, skilful and we hope he will be able to bring a lot to the team. We are very excited about this player. We have got high hopes, we still need to get to know him on a personal level. It is going to be great to get to know him at the club.

"Last year at Dortmund you could already see he was a good player. Barcelona were also looking at him back then.

"Borussia Dortmund have been able to see in person just what a quality player he is and let's hope he lives up to every expectation here and brings us lots of joy."

Read: Reports: Midfielder Tells Barca He Wants To Leave

Can Dembele form a strong frontline with Messi and Suarez? Have your say in the comment section below.

 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Aug 27, 2017 10:57 AM
He is good
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FLAMEG Aug 27, 2017 09:00 AM
DSM
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Nastradumas Aug 26, 2017 03:31 PM
@Glamour boys akaKhosination Dortmund seems to do good in that Department. They really show faith in the youngsters. I just pray they manage to keep this current crop of players they have for longer so they can really mount a serious challenge on Bayern Munich.
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MacG* Aug 26, 2017 03:11 PM
GOOD SIGNING INDEED, MOSQUITO IS A SKILFUL PLAYER... And as for DI Maria to Barca just forget as long as he is still a PSG player.
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Lloyd24 Aug 26, 2017 01:14 PM
Good Signing..He's The Future
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Matayitayi Aug 26, 2017 01:08 PM
Welcome boy to the greatest institution...more than a club
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tumelonator Aug 26, 2017 01:05 PM
400mil release clause just says desperate to keep u, something barcow used to mever do before, there is a shift in power
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lulikho Aug 26, 2017 12:49 PM
Because u failed to sign Coutinho...
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#eddie Aug 26, 2017 12:39 PM
Indeed he has the quality to do so.....now we need coutinho nd di maria.....
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MR RELIABLE1 Aug 26, 2017 12:36 PM
He won't give Ramos any trouble this cow
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Barcelona♥♥♥ Aug 26, 2017 12:25 PM
he is indeed a good addition to the team, I just hope to see more players coming inn more especially I the central defense and a possibly Dyabala, Di Maria can turn the team into an unstoppable killing machine
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Barcelona♥♥♥ Aug 26, 2017 12:15 PM
@MR RELIABLE1 stop embarrassing yourself mate...there is no football faithful who doesn't know the sensational talent this yourng man can produce my cow, I can't believe it's you again
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MR RELIABLE1 Aug 26, 2017 11:45 AM
Lol u can fool your barca fans coach not me,even Kompela said so when he signed Chirambandare but dololo
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miser Aug 26, 2017 11:43 AM
Good luck boy and you would enjoy much play at Barca
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Schweinstriker_31 Aug 26, 2017 11:43 AM
welcome to the best team in the world #OD11
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wongama Aug 26, 2017 11:34 AM
A top central defender and another strong attacker would help barca to be competitive again. Otherwise Dembele wont solve everything
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Ntuthuko5110 Aug 26, 2017 11:28 AM
Good news bt stil need coutinho to compete with the quality of madrid.
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Aug 26, 2017 11:21 AM
Dortmund makes a lot of money by signing youngsters and sell them to bigger clubs.
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Maj Aug 26, 2017 11:07 AM
Critics will be on his neck just like Pogba and you know why.

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