Ousmane Dembélé is “much better” than former Barcelona star Neymar, according to the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Neymar left Barça for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record €222 million transfer in 2017 and Dembélé arrived as his €105 million replacement from Borussia Dortmund.
Dembélé has scored 11 La Liga goals and 18 in all competitions since moving to Camp Nou, and Bartomeu heaped praise on the 21-year-old France winger.
“It’s not possible for Neymar to come to Barcelona as we have another sporting project with Dembélé and [Philippe] Coutinho,” Bartomeu told TVE ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Manchester United.
“We are happy with what we have, as Dembélé is better than Neymar and he is a good professional player. He is a young guy who arrived at a huge club and that’s not easy, but he has adapted and he is much better than Neymar.”
Maybe he’s still hurt? Or do you agree?