Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele admits desire to play for Barcelona in the future

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Most footballers refuse to open up about their futures and ambitions when asked, but not Ousmane Dembele.

The 19-year-old is considered as one of the best players in Europe; having enjoyed a whirlwind 14 months in which he made his professional debut for Ligue 1 club Rennes, before joining Borussia Dortmund for a reported fee of around €15 million this summer.

Dembele even rejected a move to the Camp Nou, with Barcelona, instead deciding the Westfalenstadion was the best place for him at this moment in his career.


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But despite turning down a move to the Catalan giants, the France international admits he would love to play for the La Liga outfit at some stage in his career.

The forward has only netted once so far for BVB this season, producing two assists, however, he's already featured on 10 occasions for Dortmund this campaign and his progress is showing no signs of slowing.

As reported by The Mirror, Dembele seems confident in his chances of getting a second opportunity to join Barcelona.

Forward full of confidence

"Not now because I have to be a protagonist every Sunday to grow," said Dembele. "But someday I'll play at Barca."

Although on paper it seems a big decision for the France youngster to turn down a move to one of Europe's elite clubs; Dortmund's record with young players speaks volumes as to why he chose Germany over Spain.

Shinji Kagawa, Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski have all benefited from joining Dortmund, with the latter two, in particular, having gone on to enjoy stellar careers.

Los Blancos take note

And it seems inevitable, if the young forward continues to progress at a similar rate, that he will get a second chance to sign up with Barcelona - much to the dismay of Real Madrid, who are also reportedly taking note of Dembele, as per Marca.

The highly-rated young forward netted 12 goals in 26 games for Rennes, last campaign, and was named France's best young player.

Should Dembele continue his ascent, to become one of the best players in Europe, there will be many more clubs than Barcelona ready to offer the Frenchman a big-money deal.

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