Immature Dembele slammed by KPB


FC Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has been called out as a 'small child' in a stinging assessment of his struggles at the LaLiga giants by former teammate Kevin Prince Boateng.
The former Ghana international was joined Barcelona in January in a shock loan deal until the end of the season and featured alongside the Frenchman.
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The 22-year-old who joined the the LaLiga champions from Borussia Dortmund in a €105 million transfer in 2017 as a direct replacement for Neymar was lauded as one of the brightest talents in world football upon his arrival.
However, his alleged unprofessionalism at the club has seemingly stunted his development to a point where the Blaugrana were said to have offered him as part of a deal to lure Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain.
And Boateng, in conversation with Sport Bild, concedes that the mecurial winger has yet to get to grips of being a global football icon.
"He is like a small child," Boateng explained. "He earns a lot of money, everything he does is public. You have to direct him in the right direction. 
"If he doesn't learn, then it's his fault. For me, he is still a small child thrown into this huge group, into a giant pool.
"He cost €150m but he doesn't even know how everything works. He just wants to play football. 
"The problem, and not only with Dembele, is that they receive too much money. It cannot be that an 18-year-old man earns €4m net every year."
Dembele has scored 18 goals and registered 17 assists in 66 games over the past two seasons across all competitions.