Ousmane Dembele is ‘happier than ever’ at Barcelona despite fallout with Nou Camp chiefs thanks to the arrival of friend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the support of the dressing room
- Ousmane Dembele endured a tough January window after a fallout with the club
- The Frenchman was told to leave Barcelona after contract talks broke down
- However the Catalans failed to get a deal over the line to offload the 24-year-old
- But the forward is said to be content at the Nou Camp despite his recent exile
Ousmane Dembele’s Barcelona misery appears to be behind him for now as the forward is reportedly happy with life at the Nou Camp again.
The 24-year-old endured a difficult January transfer window after being told by the Catalan giants that he had to leave the club if he refused to agree to a new deal.
He is out of contract at the end of the season and had been frozen out after contract talks broke down.
Ousmane Dembele (centre) is said to be happy at Barcelona again after a fallout with the club
Dembele was resistant to signing a new contract on reduced wages and Barca tried to move him on in the final days of the transfer window but could not get a deal done.
But the Frenchman is said to be content at the club once again thanks to his friends within the dressing room, according to SPORT.
Dembele is said to be well liked within the dressing room with his recent dilemma by no means a source of controversy.
He gets on with the club’s French cohort, including the likes of Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti.
The 24-year-old is said to get on with the club’s French stars, including Clement Lenglet (right)
He also reportedly has a good relationship with the younger members of the squad – even if they don’t alway understand his jokes.
In the wake of his fallout with the club’s chiefs, Dembele has not kicked up a fuss or changed his attitude and, according to the report, ‘he arrives, he trains like one more and goes quite unnoticed’.
The greatest impact, however, has been the arrival of January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which has reportedly made Dembele ‘happier than ever’.
The arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) has made Dembele ‘happier than ever’
The pair played together at Borussia Dortmund and their reunion at the Nou Camp has been a ‘joy’ for Dembele, who is ‘inseparable’ from the former Arsenal man.
Following his three-week exile, manager Xavi brought Dembele back into the squad for Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Atletico Madrid.
Although Dembele did not make it off the bench, the Blaugrana boss insisted that the club ‘couldn’t shoot themselves in the foot’.
Dembele came on as a second-half substitute for Barcelona’s city derby with Espanyol last weekend, replacing Jordi Alba.