Ousmane Dembele’s representative, Moussa Sissoko, met with Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany today to discuss the French forward’s contract renewal according to Cadena SER and Mundo Deportivo. The meeting lasted for three hours, and Sissoko conveyed to Alemany that while Dembele’s priority is to continue at Camp Nou, there are interesting offers on the table.
The meeting is good news in one regard as it indicates a willingness to negotiate on the player’s behalf, but the truth remains that both parties are still very far from each other in the negotiation from an economic perspective. The club still believe that Sissoko wants Dembele to move to pastures new, but trust that Dembele’s own wish is enough to make the renewal happen.
Xavi, who was appointed as Barcelona coach during the international break following Ronald Koeman’s dismissal, has spoken repeatedly about the potential Dembele has and his importance to his project at Camp Nou. He’s vocalised that he wants Barcelona to renew his contract – now it’s up to Joan Laporta and Alemany to get it done.