Dembele explains Barca & Bayern snubs
Ousmane Dembele has explained that he snubbed interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich because he was promised first-team opportunities at Borussia Dortmund.
Dembele has impressed in Germany this season, making 30 appearances and scoring five goals, as well as providing 13 assists, and he insists that he has no regrets about his decision to move to Signal Iduna Park.
Speaking exclusively to Goal, Dembele was asked if his love of the game was a crucial factor in his decision, and replied: “Yes, that was it and then of course the speech of the bosses I liked.
Dembele is also unperturbed by talk of moves to the biggest European clubs, and has played down any suggestion that he hopes to win the Ballon d’Or in the coming years.
“This is not my goal (winning the Ballon d’Or) because I think mostly about the collective.