Barcelona consider allowing Ousmane Dembele leave for free in January to protect team spirit

Barcelona announced Ferran Torres as their new signing this week but that coup has indirectly led to a problem according to Diario ASOusmane Dembele’s contract negotiations have stalled.

Dembele doesn’t understand why Barcelona are pleading poverty in their conversations with him but can find the money to go out and splash out on a major signing – he wants a signing-on bonus of €45m to renew his contract and an annual salary of €30m.

Barcelona won’t acquiesce to his demands, so the most likely scenario that’s emerged is the Frenchman leaving Catalonia on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

But that isn’t the only option. Barcelona are considering every alternative, from forcing Dembele to spend the next six months sat in the stands to allowing him to leave for free in January rather than have him poison the team’s atmosphere.

But it’s unlikely he’d accept this option. The most likely scenario remains him leaving at the end of the season, with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain apparently the two club’s best-placed.

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4 Comments

  1. Cristian R. says:

    Dembele has been a leech at Barca long enough, and his comparing his situation with Haaland’s is simply ridiculous and amusing at the same time.

    Good riddance, and the sooner the better!

  2. Felipe La Bomba says:

    Being prone to injury is the only problem I see with Dembele. He is otherwise an entertaining, skilled, and dangerous offensive weapon. He would thrive at either Juventus or PSG, the latter being my choice, for obvious reasons, playing alongside Messi.

  3. NI says:

    Dembele should be forced to depart this month. Barca don’t need him and he is not worth even half of the salary and bonus he is asking for.

  4. Nick says:

    Listen, get rid of Dembele, for the sake of the team. He is not worth it anymore. 18 goals in 86 games from 4 years?! Naw. Sell him. Use his wages to pay haaland and some. Why spend 30 million a season on dembele if he’s only going to give you 20 goals in 5 years?

    The new trident should be Fati, Haaland and Torres. Depay and Morata( I hope not) from the bench. Besides we have Abde and Jutgla who are playing phenomenally well and take the place of Dembele. We’re good, honestly we are good without him.

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