The reason why Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, watched Sunderland’s clash against Sheffield United at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday has been revealed.
Dembele was spotted paying a surprise visit to the Stadium of Light, home of Championship side Sunderland, on March 15.
The France international is currently recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained during Barcelona’s 1-0 win against Girona in January.
The former Dortmund star watched on as Sunderland fell to a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
His presence in the director’s box at the Stadium of Light caused quite a stir on social media as the reason behind his visit was unclear.
However, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Dembele was at the Stadium of Light because he was a close friend of Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, the club’s owner.
Romano tweeted: “Ousmane Dembélé was at Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd game as he’s big friend with Sunderland’s French 25-year old owner Kyril Louis Dreyfus.
“Here, Dembélé and Dreyfus together in Miami five years ago,” he posted a picture of both men.