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    11 - Ousmane Dembele

    Name: Ousmane Dembele
    Current Team: Stade Rennes
    Shirt Number: 23
    Positions: Forward (Left, Right)
    Nationality: France, Mali
    Age: 18 years old (15-05-1997)
    Height: 177cm
    Weight: 61kg
    Foot: Right

    http://www.transfermarkt.com/ousmane...spieler/288230


    Stats: 13(4) apps / 9 goals / 3 assist / 4.4 Drb / 6 motm


    https://www.whoscored.com/Players/299513





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    Teenage sensation Ousmane Dembélé scored a first-half hat-trick as Stade Rennais FC destroyed their local rivals FC Nantes 4-1 at the Roazhon Park on Sunday.

    Dembélé opened the scoring in the first minute and by half-time Rennes were 4-0 up, the 18-year-old bagging the first hat-trick of his young career while Kamil Grosicki also got his name on the scoresheet.

    Nantes got a goal back in the second half courtesy of Adryan Oliveira Tavares before Rennes were reduced to 10 men when Giovanni Sio was sent off, but this was a convincing victory for Rolland Courbis' side and a first league loss since November for Les Canaris.

    In a tight battle for European places, the result is a huge lift for a Rennes side who claimed a third win in their last four outings, while Nantes lose ground after seeing their 13-game unbeaten league streak ended just four days after they were bundled out of the Coupe de France in the quarter-finals by FC Sochaux-Montbéliard of Ligue 2.

    The day got off to the worst possible start for the visitors as Dembélé opened the scoring inside the first minute, prodding home from the edge of the box after Alejandro Bedoya had headed out a free-kick into his path.

    Rennes doubled their advantage on the quarter-hour mark as Polish international Grosicki controlled a ball forward by Romain Danzé and got enough contact on his shot to beat Rémy Riou and find the net for his second goal in as many games.

    http://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article...-win-derby.htm


    Rolland Courbis is not famed for keeping his head down, but his post-match press conference at the weekend began with an uncharacteristic step away from the night’s main theme. “It’s not on an evening when a colleague quits that I’m going to brag,” he said after his Rennes team’s extraordinary comeback win at Toulouse, which pushed Les Violets even deeper into relegation trouble and his counterpart Dominique Arribagé into resigning. Having left Montpellier just before Christmas, the memories of such pain and such a sense of impotence are fresh for Courbis.

    All power to the former Marseille boss, then, in bouncing back in such prompt and unexpected fashion, in the image of his new team on Saturday night. It has been a whirlwind month for the Brittany club and their new coach, who was appointed as president René Ruello’s adviser on January 12th and then promoted to replace the sacked Philippe Montanier eight days later.

    Already, Courbis has started to build a reputation for himself in his new surrounds having dragged an extra ounce or two of fortitude out of his new charges. As the clock ticked to 90 minutes at Stadium Municipal, lowly Toulouse led 1-0. By the time Stéphane Jochem blew the final whistle, Les Rouges et Noirs had snared three points to accompany them on their return journey north.

    It was the latest, and most spectacular, in Rennes’ recent series of salvage acts under the new man. After last-gasp winners at home to Gazélec Ajaccio and Angers, sandwiching an 89th-minute equaliser to snatch a point at Lille, the concept of ‘Le Courbis Time’, as beIN Sports has it, is developing a life of its own.

    Another specialist in late drama was at the heart of things in Haute-Garonne, with Kamil Grosicki netting the later-than-late winner. Rennes were actively shopping the Poland midfielder to potential buyers in January, and he has started just 6 times this season. They will be glad he stayed now. Grosicki’s busy style comes into its own in the closing stages of games, and his strike that downed Toulouse was his 7th of the season – 6 of them have been scored after Grosicki has joined the action from the bench, twice as many goals as a substitute than any other Ligue 1 player.

    He wasn’t the central figure in Saturday’s great escape, though. At just 18, Ousmane Dembélé has already developed into the key man for a team, and a squad, that sometimes seems to lack a clear identity. Dembélé already has the personality to stand up when it matters. After expertly poaching the equaliser at Toulouse, he was the architect of Grosicki’s winner with a wonderfully judged pass into the right channel. His man of the match rating of 8.95 was well deserved.

    Coming through for Rennes at the vital moment is no longer a novelty for the youngster. He had the nerve to take the penalty for that late leveller at Lille. In the derby win at Guingamp before Christmas, it was Dembélé who scored the opener before laying on a clinching goal for Giovanni Sio. His modest, boy-next-door demeanour masks an uncommon confidence and determination.





    All in all, Dembélé has 6 goals and 3 assists in his 12 starts to date, directly implicating him in 25% of his side’s goals, and that having only made his Rennes first-team debut this season. Those numbers, though, only begin to tell us about his willingness to assume leadership of the team’s attacking effort. Dembélé’s most notable characteristic is his dribbling, opening space in opposing defences – he makes 4.3 per match, more than anybody else in Ligue 1. Yet he is also judicious on the ball, making 1.7 key passes per match and keeping his shots on goal down to a relatively modest 2.1.

    This effort has been hugely important in keeping Rennes in touch with the European places. Golden boy Paul-Georges Ntep has struggled with injury, limiting him to just 11 starts this campaign, and Sio hasn’t yet scored in this calendar year. Yoann Gourcuff is only beginning to take baby steps back into action, and Juan Fernando Quintero is yet to weigh in heavily, having started only 9 times (for 1 goal and 2 assists).


    Yet as it stands, they are in sixth place but just a point behind Lyon in third, even after last year’s runners-up disposed of Paris Saint-Germain in fine fashion on Sunday night. The chaotic nature of Rennes’ campaign (Courbis has presided over 3 wins, a draw and 3 defeats in Ligue 1) can’t hide the fact that any sort of consistent run could see them fulfil their ambitions. Likewise, the delivery of Saturday’s victory shouldn’t obscure a more even general performance, dominating possession (56.2%) and the shot count (18-6). Maybe the real miracle would have been if Rennes hadn’t won.

    While Courbis’ thoughts for his counterpart are admirable, the contrast of Arribagé’s recent fortunes to his own decisive influence are unavoidable. A loyal club man – who president Olivier Sadran has emphasised will stay at Téfécé in another capacity – was forced out by a miserable 22% win rate. Moreover, Arribagé’s erstwhile side have the astonishing record of having lost a possible 26 points this season after taking the lead in matches. It all underlines Courbis’ promising first month of work.

    The past, as it turns out, is the future. Under Courbis, Rennes could yet pluck some glorious reward from this strangest of seasons.
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    A great dribbler this guy is.

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    Chelsea, Arsenal & Tottenham scouts at Rennes vs Nantes

    A vast array of scouts are present this afternoon to watch the Brittany derby between Rennes vs Nantes. The Premier League is well represented, with individuals from Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Southampton and Leicester are present today. Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen from Germany and Juventus and AC Milan from Italy also have representatives there. From Spain, Barcelona are also watching the game at the Rozahon Park.

    Ousmane Dembélé is believed to be the individual that the vast majority of these scouts are watching today.
    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com...nes-vs-nantes/

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    I think it would be a great idea to sign a young forward who need to develop further. I that way we could save a lot of money, although as we saw with Martial – teens also have inflated prices nowadays. Sport is reporting 10 m. €, but then again it most likely is a guess founded in no sources whatsoever. IF he is in that pricerange, I would say it is a no-brainer to buy him and loan him back to Rennes for next season.

    For the most part, I don’t watch other leagues than La Liga, so it is hard for me to judge if the hype is warranted. Some blogs about French football rate him highly. He has insane dribbling stats and shoots a lot (I guess it is disputed whether the latter is a good thing?), and can be compared to N’Jie, who went to Spurs according to the blog in the link.

    In general buying teen-players like Dembelé and Umtiti, and maybe loaning them out could be a good strategy for us, where La Masia doesn’t provide good prospects and where we need more players: Right now that’s attackers and central defenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarçaBarça View Post
    I think it would be a great idea to sign a young forward who need to develop further. I that way we could save a lot of money, although as we saw with Martial – teens also have inflated prices nowadays. Sport is reporting 10 m. €, but then again it most likely is a guess founded in no sources whatsoever. IF he is in that pricerange, I would say it is a no-brainer to buy him and loan him back to Rennes for next season.

    For the most part, I don’t watch other leagues than La Liga, so it is hard for me to judge if the hype is warranted. Some blogs about French football rate him highly. He has insane dribbling stats and shoots a lot (I guess it is disputed whether the latter is a good thing?), and can be compared to N’Jie, who went to Spurs according to the blog in the link.

    In general buying teen-players like Dembelé and Umtiti, and maybe loaning them out could be a good strategy for us, where La Masia doesn’t provide good prospects and where we need more players: Right now that’s attackers and central defenders.

    I don't get the N'jie comparison, he was 3-4 years older and half as prolific. Samuel Umtiti is 22 and arguably France's strongest CB of his age group, or second if you prefer Varane. I don't know that these are the type of players that would be bought and loaned back, especially Umtiti who's already well established.
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    He looks to be left footed.

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    Read an interview on Bein sports and he said this.

    "It would be a dream to play for Barcelona," he told beIn Sports. "The Spanish league is really competitive. I like the German league, too, it’s really attacking.

    "I’m inspired by Neymar and Messi. They’re great players. I try to follow their games and copy what they do in training."
    https://www.beinsports.com/us/la-lig...ts-move/213208

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    Yeah, definitely seems to be a Messi and Barca fan looking at his Twitter, so I guess that means he will join RM.

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    Needs more time to develop before we go for him

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    this guy is a special talent he is perfect ambidextrous so much so that I did not understand whether it is right or left footed. Drove the ball with both feet, dribbles with both, he shoots with both equally, simply has the same sensibility with both feet. An amazing talent would be wasted in Barca in the bench.

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    Now this is a real talent. I hope Barca goes for him. Sign him and loan him to Rennes so he can have one more full season so he can get even better.
    Its funny how everything was roses when we held on to the guns.., just because you're winning don't mean you're the lucky one...

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    I'm hoping PSG is smart enough to step in before Barca turns up their interest. You still have at least two more seasons with MSN anyway.

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    We'll see. If we want him, we will get him. That much is clear. He's a fanboy.
    Just hope we won't sit and watch as other top clubs snap up all these promising youngsters like when RM signed Asensio, Vallejo etc. last summer, while we were chasing grandpa's like Nolito. Pissed me off.

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