French striker tries on the new shirt while doing recovery exercises at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
Ousmane Dembélé is continuing his recovery at the Ciutat Esportiva, even though much of the team are away this week on international duty. The French striker, who underwent surgery at the expert hand of Lasse Lempainen, has been out with distal bicep tendonitis in his right leg since late June.
Until now, Dembélé’s shirt number at Barça has been 11, but this year he has inherited the number 7 from his compatriot Antoine Griezmann, who left for Atlético Madrid. Other players that have worn the number in the past have included Coutinho, Pedro, Villa, Gudjohnsen and Larsson.