Lionel Messi and the Barcelona board are reportedly planning to replace a diminishing star forward due to a series of setbacks.
Barcelona decided to sign Ousmane Dembele after Neymar Junior left the club for a record-breaking deal with Paris Saint Germain.
The Catalan club considered the then 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward to be the perfect substitute for Neymar in the hope to have him contribute the same way as the Brazilian star.
However, Dembele has not lived up to the hype as he has not made much of an impact for the club.
Dembele’s career has been hindered by several setbacks one after the other.
Numerous reports claimed that the board has also grown tired over France forward and they are now finally considering selling Dembele to generate funds for their major signings this summer.
According to reports, Barcelona has already found their replacement for their “flop signing.”
It is said that the club considered signing the 23-year-old Kingsley Coman, a seasoned forward who has gained a lot of experience playing for the biggest clubs across Europe’s top 5 leagues Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and Bayern Munich.
What’s even more notable about Coman is that he won the domestic league in all the three different teams he has played for.
Aside from Coman, recent reports also state that Messi has now voiced out about the player he wants to replace Dembele.
Sources claim that Messi, along with other Barcelona stars including Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez are concerned with Dembele’s inefficiency.
Dembele have scored a total of 19 goals and made 17 assists in 74 games for the club.