Day: October 15, 2020

Koeman faces his biggest test to revitalise Dembele’s Barcelona career



Ronald Koeman, Ousmane Dembélé, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are posing for a picture: MailOnline logo


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There are a few underachievers in the list of 10 most expensive signings of all time but no one tops Ousmane Dembele for a failure to deliver value for money.

Diario Sport recently calculated that the sixth all-time biggest signing has played just 25 per cent of possible minutes since his arrival in the summer of 2017.

Barcelona’s failure to package him off to Manchester United before deadline day means that Ronald Koeman must now somehow put the brakes on Dembele’s career that is currently heading for the edge of a cliff. 



a baseball player standing on top of a grass covered field: No-one tops Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele for failure to deliver value for money


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No-one tops Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele for failure to deliver value for money



a man wearing a blue shirt: He has played just 25 per cent of possible minutes for the club since joining the club in 2017


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He has played just 25 per cent of possible minutes for the club since joining the club in 2017

Part of Koeman’s brief, beyond making Barcelona a force

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College football graduate transfers making immediate impacts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tony Fields had the desert in his blood growing up in Las Vegas and as a three-year starter at Arizona.



Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert (21) carries the ball against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)


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Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert (21) carries the ball against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)

Heading to the tree-lined hills of West Virginia might seem like a whole ’nother world. For Fields, it was an easy choice.

“I like nature, so coming out in West Virginia, it wasn’t a real problem for me because I like the trees, I like the atmosphere here,” Fields said. “It’s good to get away from the heat every now and then.”

Fields is putting the heat on opponents back East, making an immediate impact at middle linebacker since coming to West Virginia over the summer as

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