Ousmane Dembélé makes Barcelona contract decision after months of negotiations

Ousmane Dembélé is said to have decided on his future after months of negotiations.

The winger is set to see his contract expire at the end of the season and Barca have been determined to prevent him leaving for free.

Talks have been ongoing for a number of weeks, though they have been slow with Barca unable to offer a particularly lucrative deal given their financial situation.

But according to Footmercato via Sport, Dembélé has now decided he wants to stay at Barca in the long term.

It’s reported that the Frenchman has told his agent to get the deal done and he will sign until 2024.

That would be a two-year extension for Dembélé, who arrived at Barcelona in 2017.

He has had mixed fortunes since then, struggling with injury in the large part, but he has returned to fitness of late, and it’s clear Xavi Hernandez sees him as a very big part of his plans.

A new contract would be a big boost for Barca, who would avoid losing their more than €130million investment for free, as well as improving their salary position given the deal is likely to be reduced from the previous terms given to Dembélé.

Tags FC Barcelona Ousmane Dembele Xavi Hernandez

6 Comments

  1. Jeff Nobody says:

    In other words, you are reporting that Dembele “decided” to be a COMPLETE IDIOT and waste hiss prime years at a club that has ZERO European prospects because of an aging midfield and back line, for a salary that would be a QUARTER of what he commands in the open market from a lot of top clubs, plus a $20 million signing bonus. Oh, sure, we believe you.

    1. Justice says:

      It is called LOYALTY my guy.

    2. drummer zildjian says:

      If you say that Barca has an aging midfield, you don’t know much about football. The only old player in midfield is Sergio Busquets. Barca has the MOST valuable club in terms of YOUNG talented players in all of Europe. It’s a matter of time before Barca will rule Europe again, write that down.

    3. mike maizo says:

      >>>>> In other words,
      What does one expect from a nobody. Barca is now building a proper team for the future after Bartolomeu run down the club for the last couple years.

  2. Ali nasiru says:

    We are happy for staying of dembele

  3. drummer zildjian says:

    In about 1 – 2 years Barca will be back on top, I have no doubt. They have very talented young players and with Xavi at the helm, it will start clicking sooner than later. They need to however strengthen their backline urgently as though.

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