While he seemed on the verge of extending his contract at FC Barcelona, Ousmane Dembélé would not have finally reached an agreement with the Catalan leaders.
With the arrival on the bench of Xavi Hernandez, Ousmane Dembele has apparently regained some credit and envy in Barça. Admittedly caught up in recent hours by covid-19, like many of his teammates, the former Rennais was willing to finally extend his Blaugrana lease. For five more years according to information dispatched these days by the Catalan press.
The daily Sport, this Wednesday evening, and the famous journalist Gerard Romero affirm however that the negotiations are at a standstill. Worse, the discussions scheduled today between the representatives of the player and the club would have taken such a turn that the trend, now, would be a departure from the tricolor will-o’-the-wisp in six months.
Positions far too far apart
The salary requirements of the Blues striker would be simply out of reach for an over-indebted FC Barcelona who is struggling to complete at this very moment the arrival of Ferran Torres from Manchester City. At the end of the contract next June, Ousmane Dembélé will be free to discuss with whomever he sees fit in three days. In recent days, three-quarters of socios said they were opposed to a long-term commitment by the French, in a poll commissioned by Mundo Deportivo.
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He does not renew his contract with Barça
– Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) December 29, 2021