Man United interest in Ousmane Dembele not new, Barca would settle for £53.6m fee

Ousmane Dembele to Man United...?
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Earlier in the week, we covered a story from The Athletic, which claimed an Ousmane Dembele transfer could well be on the cards for Manchester United.

Apparently, the Red Devils view the FC Barcelona star as a ‘cheaper alternative’ to Jadon Sancho, with United wanting to limit their net spend to £50m.

This morning, we’ve been given another update from Mundo Deportivo in their Friday print edition. The translation comes from the ever-excellent Sport Witness.

Well, MD relay the same information that was provided by The Athletic, while adding some information of their own. Apparently, United interest in the talented 23-year-old is ‘not new’, as the 20-time Premier League champions wanted to sign Dembele back in 2017 – when he eventually moved to FC Barcelona.

What’s interesting, though, the La Liga outfit could settle for £53.6m (€60m) to let Dembele leave.

Ousmane Dembele to Man United...?
Image via: Mundo Deportivo (Friday print)

It’s claimed by MD that Dembele’s ‘presence’ could now stunt the growth of the likes of Ansu Fati, while his injury problems remain a real concern for the Camp Nou outfit.

Sure, United’s interest does date back to 2017. However, the situation has changed. This squad already has a few injury-prone players. Does United really need to add another one?

Fine. I get that wing-depth is a problem for the Old Trafford club. However, there has to be other avenues for United to explore?

At this point, I don’t want United to get back into the habit of buying players for the sake of it. We need to make signings who will improve this squad and credit where it’s due, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a great job of that.

It is also important that additions are made this summer, though. A failure to back Jose Mourinho a few years ago set us back massively. The club need to right those wrongs. I just hope signing Dembele isn’t their answer…

Right now, an Ousmane Dembele transfer doesn’t feel like the right move. What do you think…?

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