A report in Express claims that Barcelona were offered the chance to sign Mohammed Salah by Roma before Liverpool had the chance to sign him. But instead, Barcelona chose to pursue Dembele who they believed will be a better fit. The report which quotes Diario Gol as the source also claims that Barcelona now have significant regrets over their decision to choose Dembele to replace Neymar. If this report is true, then surely the decision not to sign Mo Salah will go down in history as one of the worst transfer mistakes ever.
Although, Dembele is still too young, his first year has been disappointing. He was rushed too fast from his initial injury and so had to sit out again. Messi has reportedly taken him under his wing and wants to mentor him. If Dembele works hard at Barcelona, he has all the chance to become a world class star and repay the faith Barcelona have in him.