On the surface, Borussia Dortmund have had quite the miserable summer so far. With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan off to Manchester and Mats Hummels joining rivals Bayern Munich, Dortmund lost three of their most important players this offseason, including their captain.
But it’s not all bad, BVB fans. The club is widely expected to wrap up transfers for Mario Goetze and Andre Schurrle this week, and among the six new players who have already come in to help offset the club’s losses is 19-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele. And yes, this kid Dembele can straight up ball.
A compilation video of the prodigious Frenchman’s first few preseason games with Dortmund is making the rounds on social media, and it’s all you need to see to understand what all the hype is about.
Sure, it’s not exactly top level competition, and we are just in the preseason, but Dembele is out here straight up clowning folks left and right.
For all of those people (*raises hand*) who weren’t able to see a lot of Rennes games last season, you may now start to get fired up about the prospect of watching Dembele play regularly. This is going to be fun for all of us.
Well, except for Bundesliga full backs. Pray for them.