- Ousmane Dembele's 'fake' dreads have caused a massive stir online, with eagle-eyed social media users questioning how he managed to grow his hair across the international break
- Dembele has been in red-hot form since the backend of last season, continuing in similar fashion this term
- Interestingly, Barcelona are thinking about parting ways with the Frenchman and according to various Spanish news outlets, he could even be sold in January once the World Cup is over
An edited image of Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele wearing dreadlocks has sparked mixed reactions on social media.
Dembele has been in blistering form this term - scoring twice and registering two assists in six games in the La Liga - continuing his impressive display from the closing stages of last season.
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However, its his photoshopped image which has got tongues wagging on social media.
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In the photo posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, Dembele was spotted with a new hairstyle which has amazed eagle-eyed users.
Below are some of the comments sampled from micro-blogging app, Twitter:
An astonished social media user @Pheelleepz quizzed how the Barcelona star managed to grow his hair so fast:
"How did his hair grow that fast?"
@SadiqBalah, who was unconvinced about the image, asked other social media users to confirm whether indeed Dembele had dreads:
"Abeg tell me it’s photoshopped."
"Looks good but we don't want."
Another user, @ldvscuban claimed Dembele will be rechristened if he became Rastafarian with his 'new hairstyle':
"Dembele now a rasta. So his new name is I-Dembele. Most rastas put I in front of their names. How I know am Jamaican."
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@AdekiigbeMJ suggested Dembele's supposed 'new hairstyle' could protect him from his recurring injuries:
"Bro trying to look different so that injury won't see him again."
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ousmane Dembélé has shed light on the darkest moments in his playing career, where he had to deal with recurring injuries for five years.
Since swapping Dortmund for Barcelona in 2017 for a staggering fee of €105 million, Dembele has struggled massively with injuries.
Having managed to turn around his persistent injury struggle from the backend of last season, the Barcelona winger has enjoyed a productive run of form which has yielded positive dividends on the field.