Barca: Ousmane Dembele, King of Europe in aid

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Back in great shape after being sidelined this winter, FC Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is the player with the best average assists per game among the five main European Championships.

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If any player was the epitome of Barca’s beautiful return to La Liga, Usman Dembele would be at the top of the list. After “Persona non Greta” within his own club this winter refused to extend his contract and then left Catalonia in the winter transfer window, the French winger soon turned 25 (he would celebrate him on 15 May). ) silenced many of his men, turning off the whistles of the Camp Nou that came with his return.

To the world champion’s credit, the dribbling and lightning acceleration, but also the decisive pass, allowed Blagrana to return to second place in La Liga before receiving Rayo Vallecano on Sunday (9 pm) in a game late on the 21st. Gave. Of La Liga.

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Messi ahead of Muller and Mbappe

If Ousmane Dembele had offered only two “assists” during the first half of the season, he has made nine appearances since his return against Espanyol on 14 January. Along with his 11 assists, the former Borussia Dortmund player runs an impressive average of 0.69 assists per game in La Liga. No player performs better in the top five leagues in Europe. Ousmane Dembele is ahead of PSG star Lionel Messi (0.62 per game), Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller (0.55) and Kylian Mbappe (0.47).

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Discussion in the coming days for detail

This success and this return to great shape of the French international can be explained in particular by the unconditional support of his coach Xavi. Since the former Catalan playing master took control of Barca, he has continued to encourage and support them, despite reluctance within their management and society.

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In the dressing room, Xavi took Ousmane Dembele as an example after a game against Cadiz (0-1) earlier this week: “Look at Ousmane, he’s an example, you should see what he does.” And the way he is invested. The moment he is at the end of his contract,” the 2010 world champion told his players.

Regarding his future, well, FC Barcelona’s management and Dembele’s agent Moussa Sissoko should meet again in the coming days to talk again about the extension. Xavi has told Joan Laporta to do everything possible, describing Ousmane Dembele as his ‘priority’ for president. Dembele, who has been in touch with PSG, will make his decision at the end of the season.

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