Barcelona ahead Ousmane Dembele is a “huge fan” of Leeds United who watches each match, in accordance with Patrick Bamford.
The Leeds striker says that goalkeeper Illan Meslier requested for his jersey after a Premier League fixture with a purpose to move it on to his France U21 team-mate Dembele, who he says is a supporter of the west Yorkshire outfit.
Dembele is presently starring in Spain for the Liga giants, however, in accordance with Bamford, he has one eye on the motion in England and has grown to help the Elland Street aspect.
What did Bamford say?
The striker advised the Leeds United membership podcast: “After the Fulham sport he [Meslier] was like: ‘I want your shirt please’. I stated: ‘Yeah, it is high quality. Who for?’ He stated: ‘Ah, Dembele’. I stated: ‘Wait, who?’ He stated: ‘The man from Barcelona’.
“I used to be like: ‘What, he needs my shirt?’ and he was like ‘yeah, he needs yours and Kalvin [Phillips]’s shirts as a result of he’s an enormous fan of Leeds and watches each sport’.
“I used to be like ‘you severe?’ And I stated: ‘Okay, however you’ve received to get me his shirt then in return’. So, he FaceTimed me at midnight the opposite day and confirmed me this Barcelona shirt that claims: ‘To my bro Bamford, from Dembele’.”
How have Bamford & Dembele carried out this season?
Bamford has been one thing of a revelation within the Premier League within the 2020-21 season, with the Leeds ahead having scored 14 targets in 29 league appearances.
Certainly, he has lastly discovered consistency in England’s prime flight having had disappointing stints with Crystal Palace, Burnley and Middlesbrough.
The 27-year-old’s type has seen him come into rivalry for England as properly, though he didn’t make the squad for the beginning of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with Gareth Southgate choosing Ollie Watkins as an alternative.
Dembele, in the meantime, has confronted his fair proportion of criticism and damage woe since he joined Barcelona from Dortmund in a mega-money deal again in 2017.
He has, nevertheless, discovered the web on 9 events in all competitions this season and has been a key a part of his aspect’s enchancment in latest months, with Ronald Koeman’s aspect nonetheless in with an opportunity of claiming La Liga title glory.