Barcelona Signing Ousmane Dembele Says 'Narcos' is Helping Him Learn Spanish
New Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembele has revealed how he has started learning the Spanish language - by watching hit Netflix TV show Narcos.
Dembele completed his £135.5m switch from Borussia Dortmund to Catalunya on 28th August, and penned a five-year deal in the process.
The French wonderkid was unveiled to the press two days later and, in a wide ranging conference, told AS that he was using Narcos - a show about the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia in the 1980s - to help him learn the new language.
He explained: "I still only know a little - 'Hello' and something else. A TV series that I love, 'Narcos', is helping me to learn though.
"Everybody knows it. I sing the song and everything but I keep it for me."
Asked about how he felt now that he had finally completed a dream transfer to one of the world's biggest clubs, Dembele failed to contain his delight.
He continued: "Well, I'm happy because it's finally official. It is a dream that has already come true. I'm very happy.
"I'm going to give everything for the club and to win many titles but first I want to adapt well to the team.
"Barcelona has always had the best players in the world. Since I was little I have always wanted to play in this team. I always watched their matches. They have great players and, within them, the best in Lionel Messi."
Among other questions put forward to the 20-year-old forward - including his thoughts on linking up with superstars Messi and Luis Suarez - Dembele was questioned on being able to play with his international compatriots in Lucas Digne and Samuel Umtiti.
The French stars will no doubt help Dembele acclimatise to life in La Liga and, asked if he had spoken to them before his big-money move, the ex-Rennes starlet was unequivocal in his praise for their help.
He added: "Of course. I've been talking to them for a year and a half, especially with Umtiti. When I met him he said 'Pack your bags because you are coming with me to the club soon'. I talked a lot about the good points of Barca."