From lengthy spells off the pitch to loads of scrutiny from the media, the Frenchman has undergone a tumultuous spell so far.
However, in recent weeks the 24-year-old finally looks to be coming into his element. Under Xavi, the forward looks like a rejuvenated player, carrying a spring in his step. He looks lively whenever he steps on the pitch, beating defenders left and right while providing plenty of end product.
During Barca’s recent league outing against Celta Vigo, Dembele was mesmeric throughout. He provided 2 assists in the 3-1 victory for the Blaugrana, and the performance was filled with plenty of highlights.
The pick of the lot undoubtedly is this moment, and the clip has gathered plenty of fanfare online.
In it, the Frenchman can be seen in possession of the ball, with Celta Vigo’s Franco Cervi charging at him. Dembele with calm and poise executed a simple yet effective drag back, one which sent Cervi tumbling down onto the turf. His change of direction sent Thiago Galhardo sliding as well, concluding a wonderful bit of skill.
The move also showcases Dembele’s confidence as of late, such displays of finesse from the Frenchman have become a common sight for Culers in recent outings.
Dembele has registered 13 assists in just 20 league games so far, an indicator of his brilliant form. Barcelona will certainly look to retain his services for next season, although his contract demands have reportedly been rather steep.