Dembelé’s injury complicates Barcelona’s future

The left end of Barcelona has a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh, which complicates the template with several absences.

Ousmane Dembélé, player of FC Barcelona.

Ousmane Dembélé, player of FC Barcelona. / Photo:

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"The tests carried out this morning to Ousmane Dembélé have shown that the player has a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh", in this way Barcelona unveiled the medical part of the left end, who on Monday 3 of February presented a discomfort in his right thigh.

Barcelona confirmed a new injury of the French player, who in 2017 arrived at the Spanish team after a transfer of 145 million euros from Borussia Dortmund, in a season in which he stood out for making 21 assists and 10 goals in his stage in the German team.

His arrival at the Catalan team was full of setbacks, because seven days after his debut with the Blaugrana team in the Spanish first division, he had an injury in his left leg when presenting a fractured tendon. Since that date, the player has accumulated around seven more injuries, which has made him "342 days off and 63 games have been lost," according to EFE.

Now the 22-year-old is missing the rest of the season, because while Barcelona has not yet confirmed how long he will be out, it is estimated that, due to the seriousness of the injury, the Frenchman and who conquered the last World Cup, be off the court for at least more than five months.

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What represents the low

For Barcelona, it is definitely not just one more injury, as it was the same area affected by which the French left the courts in November 2019, and from which he had had a slow recovery.

Even so, the club witnessed a relief in the area and they trusted that the player would not fall back, but the plans of one of the team's figures fell apart when he had not even fully recovered.

Both the team and the fans begin to question the performance of the Frenchman, who seems to be more in recovery than on the soccer fields. Given the seriousness of the situation, and that it has not shone as much as it did in Borussia Dortmund, the possibility of the Catalan club looking for its exit in the next summer market, where they will have to take in It tells the history of injuries, and that the club in which you finish will not be willing to pay what Barcelona paid in 2017. But they can offer their quality and their age.

The incomplete template

In the last winter market, Barcelona decided not to sign any soccer player. The above surprised, because several media thought that the arrival of a player was necessary to be able to replace the position of Luis Suárez, who is also on leave due to injury. Given this, the team coach, Quique Setién, only has Lionel Messi, Ansu Fati and Antoine Griezmann. In this regard, Setién assured Europa Press that he prefers to "work with fewer people because this way you have everyone plugged in."

Hopefully, his preferences do not make the current squad overload for all the challenges, games and competitions in which Barcelona still competes, it should be noted that the Catalan team has 20 players, of which three are injured.

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A new opportunity

If Setién rethinks the whole “less is more” argument, Barcelona would still have the possibility of signing a player, even though the winter market has come to an end. According to some media, and according to Article 124.3 of the Regulation that speaks of the periods of application for licenses, those of Barcelona may sign someone if the injury of Dembelé exceeds five months.

For this, the Catalan club must request an exceptional authorization, which will give you the option to sign, you will also have a period of one month to make the request. After this, the medical record of the injury must pass “through a medical court composed of two doctors from the Social Welfare Mutual of Spanish Soccer Players”, according to Ok daily.

After the approval of the previous document, Barcelona may sign within a maximum period of fifteen days. However, the player will have to be part of the squad of some Spanish team, and if he is recruited he can play for La Liga, but not for what remains of the Champions League.

Faced with the above, names are beginning to sound for the possible replacement of Dembelé. Marca, for example, states that the arrival of Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Kevin Gameiro (Valencia) or Willian José (Real Sociedad) could be useful for the Blaugrana club. While Mundo Deportivo rescues that this could be the moment of Loren Morón (Real Betis) because Setién considered it in the last winter market.

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