The details have been outlined by Deportes Cuatro, who filmed the Frenchman arriving 15 minutes late into the club’s training facilities on Monday – despite boss Ronald Koeman reportedly instructing his players to arrive one hour early.
❌ Dembélé llega tarde otra vez al entrenamiento del Barça…❌ Y lo hace conduciendo con el móvil en la mano
💥 Toque de atención de Koeman al francéshttps://t.co/3UreldjXk3
— Deportes Cuatro (@DeportesCuatro) September 28, 2020
The report adds that this is the latest in a line of ill-disciplined moments and they say it will once again raise doubts over his long-term future at the club.
Dembele has not featured for Barcelona’s first-team since November – and did not play at all under former boss Quique Setien – due to long-term injuries while his fitness has blighted his time at the Camp Nou since his 2017 switch from Dortmund.
The France international – who has been plagued by injuries since moving to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2017 – pulled up in the 25th minute of the clash against his former club Borussia Dortmund in late November and has not featured since.
Dembele has made 74 Barcelona first-team appearances, scoring 19 goals and 17 assists.