Why Ousmane Dembélé is still training with Barcelona

Ousmane Dembélé flew from Paris to Barcelona this afternoon and is scheduled to participate in the training session that the squad has scheduled today after enjoying a few days of rest after the club’s summer tour of the United States.

The Blaugrana returned to Barcelona from the States on Wednesday and head coach Xavi Hernández gave his players a break until this Sunday afternoon. It was expected that the Dembélé case would already be resolved and that he would no longer have to train with the league-winning squad ahead of the new season. However, as the transfer has not yet been made official and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain have not yet paid a fee for the France international, he must fulfil his obligations as a Barcelona player given that his contract remains valid until 2024, as reported by Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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