Simeone hints at Dembele’s Madrid debut


Atletic Madrid boss, Diego Simeone has said the club’s newcomer Moussa Dembele will be paraded to make his debut before the end of January.

The French forward was signed by the club in January on loan with an option to buy around 33 million euros from Ligue 1 giants, Olympique Lyon.


Dembele has scored more than twenty goals each in two full season in the French-based club.

Nevertheless, the Argentine coach turned down the option of playing him in games as he continues to train in order to gain match fitness in Spain- but he is almost ready for the game

Dembele started from the bench when the squad was playing against Valencia at t last La Liga game. Madrid had an emphatic 3-1 victory.

“Dembele didn’t play because I felt it wasn’t the right time for him to do it (against Valencia),” Simeone said in an interview with pressmen

“He is training well and he will soon have his chance. he added

With the win against Valencia, the Spanish based club is league leader above Barcelona and Real Madrid with a game in hand over Zinende Zidane’s army

The club continues the winning spree against Cadiz with the hope that Dembele will play the match.


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