Dembélé's agent: "He thought it was a cramp"

Ross Houston
August 21, 2019

That leaves the club faced with an injury crisis in attack after Luis Suarez suffered a calf injury against Athletic and Ousmane Dembele was ruled out for five weeks with a hamstring strain.

Barcelona were without Lionel Messi against Athletic as the superstar forward steps up his recovery form a calf problem, while Dembele's compatriot Antoine Griezmann drew a blank on his Blaugrana debut.

"After the game, he thought they were cramps", Sissoko said about the pain his client suffered from on Friday.

"I wanted to clarify firmly and definitively the situation of Ousmane Dembele".

"He has not planned on leaving FC Barcelona even for a moment".

"Ousmane feels perfectly well at the club and remains determined to succeed there for the long term". Sadly, his injury has momentarily stopped him in his desire to achieve a great season, demonstrated by him beginning pre-season one week earlier than asked.

"Developing at a club as prestigious and ambitious as Barcelona involves a competition that will advance any player".

"In any case, it is the point of view rooted in Ousmane's mind".

"He is Barcelona, and he will stay 1,000 percent with the will to honour the colours of the club", he said.

Philippe Coutinho, though, has just completed a move to Bayern Munich and Malcom was sold to Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Moussa Sissoko, agent to Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, has insisted that the player will "1,000 percent" stay with the club this summer, according to L'Equipe.

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