Dembele: I Met This Club Before Joining Barca
Ousmane Dembele has revealed which European giant he considered joining before he made the switch to FC Barcelona.
The French winger joined the Catalan giants from Borussia Dortmund for a reported fee of €105 million.
The 20-year-old has now revealed he held a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain and their president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
“I had a strong meeting with Nasser (Al-Khelaifi, PSG president), he’s a fantastic president and it went really well,” Dembele told Onze Mundial, according to ESPN.
“"What struck me about him is that he is very humble, he's calm and I had never seen that. Honestly, he's a good guy.
“In 2016, I had a meeting with Barcelona. I had told them: 'For next season it's not possible, but the next time you contact me, I'll come,' and that is what happened.
“In 2017, what did you want me to do? That I say 'no' to Barcelona a second time? That was impossible for me.
“I'm at a crazy club here, alongside the best. Every year, the club's in the Champions League semi-finals or the final.
“I would like to see how the people who criticised me would have reacted if they had been in my position.”
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