Dembele is strongly criticized since he arrived at FC Barcelona for his performance. Many journalists, former players and even coaches criticized Dembele. This time Rivaldo was the one who attacked Dembele saying that he still has not done anything to return to Barcelona all the money that his transfer was worth.
Dembele came to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in exchange for 100 million dollars. Since he arrived in Barcelona, the only thing Dembele did was injure himself for the same reason Rivaldo harshly criticized the Barcelona striker. It cannot be that a player worth 100 million dollars cannot hold 5 games in a row, said one of the best players in the history of Brazil.
Rivaldo is an authorized word to speak about FC Barcelona since he had a glorious passage through the club. He was champion twice in Barelona between 1997 and 1999. He was also champion of the FIFA World Cup with Brazil in 2002. Rivaldo does not support players charging so much money and then not showing their level on the soccer field.
Finally, Dembele was very close to playing this season for Manchester United but the transfer was not successful. Manchester United wanted to stay with Dembele for just 60 million euros, 40 million less than what he was worth to Barcelona. Dembele believes that he can still get back to the best level he had at Borussia Dortmund.