Barça forward Ousmane Dembele's hidden passion... for Leeds United
Leeds striker Bamford has revealed the Barça man is a fan of the Premier League side
Ousmane Dembele has a lot of passions, some more well known than others. One of them, hidden until now, is that he's a fan of Premier League team Leeds United.
The Barcelona forward apparently watched all their games and recently asked for the shirts of two of their star players, Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips, through his France teammate Illan Meslier, the Leeds goalkeeper.
Bamford told the story in an interview with the club's official podcast.
"After the Fulham game [Meslier] was like ‘I need your shirt please," he said. "I said ‘yeah, that’s fine. Who for?’ He said ‘Ah, Dembele.’ I said ‘wait, who?’ He said ‘the guy from Barcelona.’ I was like ‘what, he wants my shirt?’ and he was like ‘yeah, he wants yours and Kalvin’s shirts because he’s a massive fan of Leeds and watches every game.’
"I was like ‘you serious?’ and I said ‘okay, but you’ve got to get me his shirt then in return.’ so he FaceTimed me at midnight the other day and showed me this Barcelona shirt that says ‘to my bro Bamford, from Dembele.'”