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Barca Star Reveals Why He Went On Strike To Force Transfer

FC Barcelona Star Reveals Why He Went On Strike To Force Transfer

By David Kappel - Mar 02, 2018 09:00 PM @kappilinho

One of FC Barcelona's record signings forced his move to the Catalan giants by going on strike at his previous club, and he has now explained his actions.

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Ousmane Dembele joined the Blaugrana in a €105 million (R1.5 billion) transfer in August 2017, with reports suggesting the fee could rise to €140 million (R2 billion) due to performance-based add-ons.

However, the 20-year-old left a bitter taste in previous employers Borussia Dortmund's mouths after going on strike in order to force the mega transfer.

"What else should I have done, reject Barcelona a second time? That would have been impossible for me," Dembele told Onze Mondial.

"I'd like to know how the people who criticise me would have behaved if they had been in my position.

"I had the impression that I would miss the fulfilment of my dream, which is why I behaved like that, I will not hide from it."

Barcelona attempted to sign the Frenchman in 2016, but he decided it would be best for his career to go to Germany instead of Spain at the time.

Read: Barca Boss Explains How Messi Shocked Him

He scored 10 goals and assisted another 22 strikes in 50 games for Dortmund, but has struggled to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou, where he is yet to score following a long injury lay-off.

What do you make of players going on strike in order to force transfers? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Mar 04, 2018 12:40 PM
@Michaeltshigama Be loyal like Silverfox to Umtata Bucks till death then regret missing a lifetime chance to fulfil your dream and regret later due to small salary you got. Oska phinya ka molomo wena.
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Mar 03, 2018 10:15 AM
Its better to play for big team in the world like Barca its every players dream to play there
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Chicharito07 Joined: 27 Nov 2015
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Chicharito07 Mar 02, 2018 11:47 PM
Clever move young man
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Mar 02, 2018 11:44 PM
I would of had done the same, loyalty don't fulfill dreams!
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Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Mar 02, 2018 09:19 PM
There's no loyalty when it comes to nowadays players

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