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Tottenham Hotspur Showing Interest In This Barcelona Winger: Right Choice For Conte?

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In a recent report, Mundo Deportivo mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur are showing interest in Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. It is understood that Spurs are the latest club to approach the French wide player and are willing to offer a lot of money to get him on board.

Dembele’s Recent Injury Concerns At Barcelona

The Vernon-born talent has hardly featured for the Catalan giants in this campaign as he has missed a lot of key games for them due to multiple injuries. Dembele has participated in three matches for Barca this season, securing only 73 minutes of game time in various competitions.

The French wing wizard had a more fruitful time at the Nou Camp in the previous campaign when he found the back of the net on 11 occasions and provided five assists in 44 appearances for the Catalan club on all fronts.

Dembele even caught the eye by averaging 1.8 shots, 1.3 key passes and 2.1 dribbles per game in La Liga last season. Furthermore, he was tidy with his link-up play in the attacking end of the field, based on his pass completion rate of 85.8% in the Spanish top-flight (stats via whoscored).

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PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 08: Ousmane Dembele of France looks on during the international friendly match between France and Bulgaria at Stade de France on June 08, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
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Is Dembele The Right Choice For Tottenham Hotspur Boss Antonio Conte?

On his day, Dembele can be a real handful for any defender as he has got the pace and dribbling ability to cause a lot of problems for his marker out on the wide areas. The France international has shown in the past that he can create some promising chances for his teammates in the final third. He is also a composed finisher in front of the opposition goal when he is playing regularly and with confidence on the field.

However, frequent injuries have completely disrupted his Barca career. Thus, it makes sense for the player to opt for a change of scenery so that he can get his career back on track. At the moment, Antonio Conte is in dire need of adding more quality to his frontline as Harry Kane has been quite underwhelming for Spurs this season.

We can expect Dembele to add some serious competition for the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura in the race to secure a regular starting place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. If the Frenchman can steer clear of injuries, he could be a decent choice for the North London outfit to pursue next year.

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