FANS were all scratching their heads after Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele was spotted at the Stadium of Light.
Dembele has been linked with a transfer to a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle.
And it’s his connection to Newcastle that makes his visit to the home of Sunderland – the Magpies’ bitter rivals – so bizarre.
Sunderland were in action against Sheffield United in the Championship as they attempted to get back into the promotion hunt.
However, despite the lead, the Black Cats lost a 2-1 loss after the Blades scored goals on both sides.
Regardless, some fans believe it was a simple case of him getting lost.
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One user said: “Someone should have told him Newcastle is another 12 miles away 😂.”
A second user commented, “Bro does side quests.”
A third remarked: “Things I didn’t expect tonight: Ousmane Dembele at Sunderland-Sheffield United. Should have gone to Hull-Burnley, Ousmane.”
One Sunderland fan joked: “I’m watching it. Set him up as Amads [Diallo] Replacement next season.”
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Dembele previously celebrated Sunderland’s promotion at the end of last season after congratulating the club on Instagram.
He appears to be on good terms with Sunderland’s French owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, with whom he sat next to him during the game.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7642262/dembele-spotted-sunderland-newcastle-transfer/ ‘Newcastle is 12 miles away’ – Fans assume Ousmane Dembele is LOST as he was bizarrely spotted at Sunderland v Sheff Utd