DEMBELE IS BETTER THAN NEYMAR – BARCA PRESIDENT
By Babajide Labinjo
Josep Maria Bartomeu , President of Barcelona football club Wednesday told SER Catalunya, a Barcelona radio station than Ousmane Dembele was a better player than PSG playmaker Neymar, according to ESPN.
Neymar was a former player at Camp Nou before he left for PSG for a world record transfer fee of €222 million.
Bartomeu was responding to a question relating to the possibility of Neymar returning to Barcelona in the future.
“I won’t say yes or no,” he said, when asked if Neymar was coming back to Barcelona in the near future.
“I will say that with the money [we received for
Neymar], we invested in the future, [spending it] on young players. With that money we went for players like Dembele and [Philippe] Coutinho.
“Dembele is, for me, better than Neymar. He’s at Barca and he is better. We are really happy with him”
Barca President also said he called Frenkie De Jong to congratulate him on his victory at the Bernabéu.
Frenkie De Jong is midfielder at Ajax that is bound to join Barcelona in the summer after signing a contract in January, and he was instrumental to Ajax 4-1 victory over the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.
“I spoke with his representative, he got in and he congratulated him,” he said. He also confirmed what the player explained to an interview with The Telegraph: “I told him that one of his goals was to win at Real Madrid.”