Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given his opinion on the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of his colleague and close friend Ousmane Dembele.
The topic of Dembele’s wide man’s future has of course been front and center in the headlines lately.
It comes as the Frenchman, despite his re-emergence under Xavi Hernandez, sees his contract continue to slowly progress towards its end next summer.
Speaking to the media on Sunday night, it was no surprise when the aforementioned topic of Dembele’s situation on Aubameyang was brought up.
Winter’s arrival in Catalonia was consistent in his response, insisting that Dembos simply “must stay here”:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the match: “Osman knows me well so I will be ready when he gets the ball on the right. He has to stay here.” (Tweet embed)
– Get Spanish football news (GSspanishFN) April 10 2022
Aubameyang’s public appeal to Dembele, of course, comes after the former Borussia Dortmund duo banded together to devastating effect on the pitch again just 24 hours ago.
After Xavi’s forces fell into a surprising hole in relegation hitter Levante, Dembele brilliantly leveled Aubameyang’s equalizer after the hour, setting the stage for a stunning victory for the Blaugrana in the last minute:
Without Aubameyang to put Barcelona on the same level
And Dembélé provide other help pic.twitter.com/DyDHOCEWIx
– FootballJOE (FootballJOE) April 10 2022
Not only that, but in the process of setting another target for Barcelona, Dembele has also joined some of the continent’s elite companies.
As revealed by Opta statisticians, the France international has successfully rivaled teammate Lionel Messi as the most prolific assist provider across Europe’s top five leagues since the start of the year:
9- Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele provided the most assists in the five major European leagues in 2022 (nine, alongside Lionel Messi). emergency. pic.twitter.com/YIpuWqAklh
– OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 10 2022