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Barcelona manager Xavi reacts to fans booing Ousmane Dembele at the Nou Camp following his transfer saga

BARCELONA manager Xavi has defended Ousmane Dembele after he was RESPONSIBLE by his own fans at the Nou Camp.

The 24 years old French Looks ready to move away from The Catalan Giants in the January window.

Ousmane Dembele was booed by Barcelona fans during their draw with Napoli

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Ousmane Dembele was booed by Barcelona fans during their draw with NapoliCredit: Rex
Xavi believes Dembele will be able to turn Barca supporters around

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Xavi believes Dembele will be able to turn Barca supporters aroundCredit: Reuters

But a deal with Paris Saint-Germain broken, before late link with move to Chelsea never materialize into anything.

Dembele, whose contract with Barcelona expires in the summer, came on in the 65th minute of his side Europa League play-off first leg against Napoli on Thursday night.

And he received boos from home fans when they responded to his January transfer saga.

But Xavi stood up to his players after the game when asked about the reaction of supporters.

He said: “Ousmane Dembele will turn the whistles into applause at Camp Nou here, I’m sure.”

Barcelona drew 1-1 with Napoli in the first leg of the Europa League.

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Piotr Zielinski put Italy ahead in the first half as the Nou Camp stands fell silent in front of the visitors.

But a penalty from newcomer Ferran Torres ensured Barca progress to the second leg knowing a goal could send them through to the last 16.

Meanwhile, despite Torres scoring twice in his first six games for Barca since his £50m arrival at Manchester City, manager Xavi urged everyone to be patient with him.

Speaking of his new striker, the Barca coach said: “We have to trust Ferran Torres.

“It’s a matter of giving him time and confidence.”

Barcelona is currently fourth in LaLiga table after a rough start to the domestic campaign.

But they have shown signs of improvement in recent times.

And last weekend they beat Spanish champions Atletico Madrid 4-2 to qualify for the Champions League.

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