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Dembele targets Champions League glory after new Barcelona deal

Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona
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The French forward has signed a new two-year deal at Camp Nou.

Ousmane Dembele has revealed his trophy ambitions after re-joining Barcelona ahead of the next season.

Following months of unsuccessful negotiations, Dembele’s previous deal at Barca expired at the end of June. However, the club went on to sign the Frenchman as a free agent by giving him a new two-year deal.

Speaking in his second unveiling at Barca, Dembele said: “It’s a very happy day. Barca have been my club since I was little, and I hope to help them.

“These have been very difficult years due to injuries, but now it is another time.

Staying was always my first option. I told this to the president and coach. It has taken a long time, but we are all happy. I’m looking forward to the season starting.”

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Dembele has made 150 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 32 goals and providing 34 assists. 

A string of unfortunate injuries have prevented the Frenchman from reaching his best form since moving to Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

However, his brilliant performances under Xavi Hernandez last season have convinced the La Liga giants to keep him at the club.

He added: “The goal is to win titles, the dream is the Champions League, and I’m going to give everything to win this title. I’m going to work hard, and I hope it’s a very good year for me and for Barca.”