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The departure of Dembélé, Garcia cannot digest
Before the match against Ajaccio, Rudi Garcia returned to the departure of Moussa Dembélé. An episode that he has trouble digesting. © Supplied by Mercato 365 Juninho - Moussa Dembélé (OL) Rudi Garcia would have liked to keep everyone. If he lived rather well the winter transfer window of his team, the Rhone tactician keeps a start across the gorge. If the Algerian Islam Slimani arrived to compensate for this departure, the two players do not have the same qualities.
An agent close to Barça explains 20 minutes away that the Catalan club had snubbed Mbappé in 2017, preferring Dembélé to him.Junior agent Minguella, very close to Barça, had done everything to convince Blaugrana leaders to bet on Kylian Mbappé in 2017, while the latter was still playing at AS Monaco. But this transfer specialist, from a large family of agents, says that Blaugrana leaders preferred to bet on Ousmane Dembélé. "We reached a deal with Monaco" "At that time, as you know, Monaco favored a departure abroad so as not to reinforce a direct competitor. As at Real, there was already the trio Bale- Benzema-Ronaldo might not be the right place at that time to allow Mbappé to explode, and at Barca Neymar had just left, so there was a tremendous opening for the Barcelona leaders. They discussed with the player and his family, they agreed to come if Neymar went to Paris. Unfortunately Barcelona management and sporting directors thought at that time that Ousmane Dembélé's position and style of play stuck better with that of Barça than Mbappé, who played him on the right, in the same position as Messi ", says Minguella for 20 minutes, he who affirms that the board of Barça was not hot for the native of Bondy. "In one of the many conversations we had with President Bartomeu, Barca must have had regrets during the Frenchman's masterclass at Camp Nou on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
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