Rennes Sensation Ousmane Dembele Targets Move To Barcelona

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Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele has admitted it would be a dream to join Barcelona as speculation regarding his future intensifies.

The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene in Ligue 1 this season, scoring nine goals in just 17 appearances, and maintained his fine form with a hat-trick against Nantes on Sunday.

His performances have led to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Liverpool being linked with the teenager, while Barca are said to have sent scouts to watch the forward.

And Dembele revealed he would be thrilled to move to Camp Nou and get the opportunity to play alongside idols Lionel Messi and Neymar.

"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."