Borussia are about to start the new Bundesliga campaign visiting Wolfsburg, it should be all about this game just 24 hours before kick-off, but Ousmane Dembele’s choice to skip training last week and the club’s reaction to that, has left a heavy shadow.
We were shocked. That was news for all of us. This is something I have never experienced
Gonzalo Castro told Bild, talking about how he and his Dortmund teammates reacted when they realized that the 20-year-old had not shown up for practice, and were informed why that was.
We cannot forget that he is only 20 years old and nobody knows who is behind his actions. At his age, I could not decide everything by myself
the 30-year-old said about his much younger teammate, who is apparently pushing for a move to Barcelona, in an anything but… tactful way.
We have to wait and see if he’s going to show up again
Castro added. Meanwhile, Barcelona officials are making things even more complicated, by going on record saying that not just Dembele, but also Philippe Coutinho is close to signing for the Catalan club, despite the fact that both clubs, Dortmund and Liverpool, have made it clear they are not selling their prized assets this summer.