Although Ousmane Dembélé, the Barcelona admits that the renewal of the French international is quite complicated, after the last meeting held with Moussa Sissoko, player representative.
Sources from the Barça entity have confirmed to EFE that the meeting, which was held this Wednesday afternoon and in which it was intended to leave the agreement practically closed, did not take place as expected, and they were pessimistic about the continuity of Dembélé.
As reported by the journalist Gerard romero, Sissoko conveyed the desire of his representative to charge one gross salary of 40 million euros and one renewal premium of another 20 million, figures far removed from what Barça is willing to offer him.
The club is disappointed with the attitude of Dembélé, who has been more news to go chaining small lack of indiscipline and having passed injured half of the four and a half seasons he has been in Barcelona than for his performance on the field of play. And yet, the organization has decided to make it the cornerstone of its new project.
Its president, Joan Laporta, has said that he is better than Kylian Mbappé, and his coach, Xavi Hernández, who under his command could become the best in the world in his position.
However, the constant demands of his representative when renewing his contract do not agree with the message of the French striker, who has always expressed to the coach and the sports management his desire to continue at Barça.
Dembélé’s downward renewal is a strategic operation of the club, not only for the future but also for the present to lighten the payroll and thus be able to enroll Ferran Torres in LaLiga.
But the Barça winger does not understand why he has to give in now in his claims to help the club financially, when he has just spent 55 million euros more variable to sign a footballer who also plays in the same position .
The fact is that, from January 1, Ousmane Dembéle will enter the last six months of his contract with Barcelona, which means that he will be able to negotiate freely with any other club. At the Camp Nou they are aware that its renovation is more difficult than ever.