Pessimistic speech in the FC Barcelona. The club admits that the renewal of Ousmane Dembélé It is quite complicated, after the last meeting held this Wednesday with his representative, Moussa Sissoko, and he begins to give up the player. A meeting in which the two parties planned to close the agreement for the renewal of the French international, which contract ends on June 30, although the meeting did not go through the planned channels.
As reported by the journalist Gerard Romero, Sissoko conveyed the desire of his client to earn a gross salary of 40 million euros and a renewal bonus of another 20 millionFigures that are far removed from what Barça is willing to offer, especially considering that it needs to free up a salary mass to be able to comply with the financial fair play.
The club is disappointed with Dembélé’s attitude, which has been more news for being chaining small disciplinary infractions and having been injured for half of the four and a half seasons that he has been at Barcelona than for his performance on the pitch. The last episode has been that he has decided to get married and no one from the club has found out, which accounts for his lack of communication and attunement even with his own teammates. And even so, the entity has decided to make it the philosopher’s stone of its new project.
In fact, the president of Barça, Joan Laporta, said of him recently that he is better than Kylian Mbappé, and his coach, Xavi Hernandez, who at 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 match the message of the French striker, who has always expressed to the coach and sports management his desire to continue at Barça.
The downward renewal of Dembélé is a strategic operation of the club, not only for the future but also for the present to lighten the salary mass and thus be able to register Ferran torres in the league. But the Barça winger does not understand why he must now give up his claims to help the club financially, which has just spent 55 million euros plus variable (10 million) to sign a footballer who also plays in the same position.
The fact is that, as of January 1, Ousmane Dembéle will enter his last six months of contract with Barcelona, which means that he will be able to negotiate freely with any other club and at Camp Nou they are aware that his renewal is more difficult than ever. In this sense, the newspaper Sport reports this Thursday that the 24-year-old Frenchman has already reached a principle in accordance with the Juventus of Turin to wear the shirt bianconera the next season.
However, the Catalan newspaper also ensures that the Manchester United and the Arsenal They are also following in the footsteps of the footballer, who continues to listen to offers although his great desire is to sign for him Paris Saint-Germain. The French club, resigned to the possibility of losing a Kylian Mbappé who has all the ballots to go to Real Madrid, has asked Ousmane to wait so they can sign him for free in 2022.