Ousmane Dembele is a French footballer born in 1997, who has already made an impression with his football skills and talent and now plays for Borussia Dortmund. He is definitely one of the highlights in this year’s Champions League and his career is quite promising.
First Professional Steps
Born on May 15, 1997, Ousmane Dembele started his career in Madeleine Évreux, before moving on to Rennes and the Championnat de France Amateur 2. This is where he debuted, initially being a substitute back in September 2014. After that, he won a place in Ligue 1, and he took full advantage of the opportunity given to him.
He then moved on to sign a contract with one of the best football teams in Europe, Borussia Dortmund. His contract started in July 2016 and is effective for five whole years. At the same time, Ousmane Dembele competes with the colours of the French National Team ever since August 2016. Due to injuries and changes in the team, he managed to compete in two football matches (against Italy and Belarus); with many more still to come.
Ousmane Dembele is 1.77 m and plays as a forward. He is extremely fast with the ball, and he can dribble and avoid any defender exceptionally skilfully. Even though his main position is in the right wing, he can also play as an attacking midfielder or in the left wing. It is worth noting that his market value has skyrocketed to €18 million, depicting just how valuable an asset he is.
Just at the age of 19, Ousmane Dembele has accomplished a lot. He has succeeded in competing at the French Ligue 1 and the national team of his country, as well as in getting a truly great contract with Borussia Dortmund. Of course, Thomas Tuchel was the main factor that has led to his decision to choose the German Bundesliga.
There have been a lot of teams who have either scouted him or directly expressed their interested to get him on their roster. Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Arsenal are some of the teams that would be happy to have such a footballer in their team, while there has also been great scouting interest from Manchester City, Leicester, and Liverpool.
Ousmane Dembele is by far one of the best footballers in Europe and Champions League to this date. Despite his young age, he has already achieved a lot, and he is destined to actively assist Borussia Dortmund in its upward trajectory and its demanding challenges.