Ousmane Dembélé continues to put off Barcelona, which has already presented him with several renewal proposals. The concern has been installed within the Catalan club, which intends to close the continuity of the French this same week, but which is met with silence by response from Moussa Sissoko, the extreme agent, aware that within five days his position in any negotiation will be one of force. Dembélé, whose association with the club expires on June 30, will be entitled to enter into negotiations with anyone that intends to take over their services. The serious financial situation of Barcelona, together with the favorable conditions to sign the French winger (he is free and will be able to negotiate with the freedom letter under his arm), complicate his continuity at the Camp Nou.
It is true that Dembélé has as a priority to continue at Barça and that the speech of Xavi Hernandez It has taken a deep toll on him (the coach explained that he would be a fundamental piece in his project and that under his orders he could be the best player in the world in his position), but we must also take into account the rise of Sissoko in the player and the temptation to receive some emoluments that Barcelona cannot offer him. In fact, Laporta wants to negotiate a reduction of his file (12 million net plus incentives), which is one of the highest in the squad, while there are clubs that bathe him in petrodollars. Newcastle owner Mohammed bin Salman offers you a transfer premium of 15 million euros, in addition to an annual salary of another 15 million. Figures outside the current post-pandemic market.
Barcelona hopes to convince the footballer with his project, hence Xavi’s continuous praise towards the extreme, and tries to make his representative see the sporting dangers involved in going to the Premier by accepting the proposal of the Newcastle. The new rich of football is currently penultimate in the classification, occupying relegation places and with the aim of playing the Champions League completely ruled out next year. Although Dembélé values the economic offer, he does not prioritize it to the risk of military next year in the First Division. On the other hand, he does not rule out better-positioned teams in the Premier, such as Manchester United or Liverpool, but these teams, which have shown interest in signing him, do not offer such high amounts, especially taking into account his history of injuries. football player.
Barcelona is pressuring Dembélé y Moussa Sissoko to reach an agreement this week while the player and his representative try to gain time to dominate when negotiating the contract extension. Although the priority of the Barça club is to tie the continuity of the Frenchman and he is optimistic in achieving it, does not rule out negotiating a sale during this winter market due to the possibility that you can leave for free in June. What seems ruled out is the possibility of a measure of force from January 1 like the one used with Ilaix Moriba, who was prevented from training with the first team or playing any games until he accepted a transfer. «Did I hang out in the stands? It would not be the objective, if he has a contract I think he has to play. You have to be positive. But on the other hand I am very clear on that, if he has a contract he has to play, also because of the club’s image. I do not value that option, I do not contemplate it, “Xavi recently explained, who has regular conversations with the footballer to try to convince him.
Barcelona signed him in the summer of 2017, at a time when he preferred to bet on the winger than on Mbappé, who ended up at PSG. He paid 105 million euros to Dortmund plus another 40 in variables of which he has already satisfied 30. The Frenchman has cost 135 million and has only been able to dispute 126 games (86 in the League, 16 in the Cup and 24 in the Champions League) in which he has scored 30 goals. In these four and a half years, he has spent more time in the infirmary than on the playing fields. Has suffered 11 injuries, some seriously, which have kept him off the pitch for a total of 25 months.