Barcelona fans in collective Ousmane Dembele plea after electric Athletic cameo


The Barcelona faithful have emerged in their droves on Sunday evening, to send a collective message to both the club, and Ousmane Dembele.

Xavi Hernandez's troops were of course back in action a short time ago.

On the back of an impressive recent upturn in form, the Blaugrana welcomed Athletic Club to the Camp Nou, hoping to make it three straight wins on the bounce across all competitions.

And, when all was said and done, not only did Barca manage that, but they did so in style.

Owing to strikes on the part of all of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele, Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay, the evening's hosts emerged on the right side of a 4-0 scoreline, marking the third successive outing in which Xavi's men have racked up four goals.

'Convince him to renew...'

In turn, on the back of the action coming to a close at the Camp Nou on Sunday, it should come as little surprise to hear of the Barcelona faithful heaping praise on a whole host of the club's stars.

The likes of Pedri, Gavi and Aubameyang have all been hailed for their respective showings versus Bilbao.

It is another member of Xavi's ranks, though, who has seen his name take its place centre stage in the post-match headlines.

The player in question? Ousmane Dembele.

Wide-man Dembele was introduced off the bench in the Catalan capital this evening, and enjoyed a cameo to remember. After bagging Barca's 2nd of the game in spectacular fashion, the Frenchman went on to tee up both de Jong and Depay's strikes, too, providing a firm reminder to any doubters of his exceptional abilities when fully fit and firing:

Not only that, but the Blaugrana faithful have sent a collective message to both Dembele himself and their club, urging the parties to come to an agreement over fresh contract terms, ahead of the expiration of the 25-year-old's current deal in the summer:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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