"I am not sure it would suit him"- Luke Chadwick urges Chelsea not to sign 'hugely exciting' Barcelona star


Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick believes Chelsea should stay away from signing Barcelona outcast Ousmane Dembele. Dembele is currently on the verge of leaving the Camp Nou after failing to agree a new contract.

The 24-year-old winger has entered the final six months of his deal, and is in a position to sign a pre-contract with a foreign team. The Athletic has reported that the Blues are among the clubs linked with a move for Dembele. However, Luke Chadwick has said that it might not be a great idea for Thomas Tuchel to reunite with his former player. Speaking to Caught Offside , Chadwick said:

“Obviously that previous relationship (with Tuchel) always helps a lot. I think in terms of the shape Chelsea play, I’m not sure it would suit him. They don’t tend to play with out-and-out wingers; it’s more inverted wide-men. I’m not sure that shape would suit him, but then maybe if a player like that comes in, you change your shape to fit him in. Overall, I’m not sure I see Dembele at Chelsea.”

It is worth mentioning that Dembele has played under Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund. The French winger would later join Barcelona for a huge fee of around €140 million in the summer of 2017. Since then Dembele, has struggled to live up to expectations at the club, though.

The France international has had many long-term injuries over the years, which has hampered his progress with the Blaugrana. Ousmane Dembele has made a total of 129 appearances for Barcelona, and has contributed 31 goals and 23 assists.

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