"The best thing about the Raphinha signing is that Dembele is no longer on vacation. The minute he doesn't perform, Raphinha will bury him on that bench so deep he'll get a proper reality check.
And that's how it should be - two elite options competing and pushing each other," Barcelona fan Domagoj Kostanjsak tweets.
"Mind you, I still think Dembele is the superior player. Or at least, he can be when he wants to and when he's fit enough. And with Raphinha breathing down his neck, I think we'll see a hungrier version of both players. It's a win-win," he adds.
While Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele could play together, it is still possible that they will compete for one starting spot with each other. This means there will be more competition than usual for the Frenchman.
We also hope all this forces the two players to be at their best every matchday.