Ousmane Dembele is ready to sign a new two-year contract with Barcelona valid until the summer of 2024 according to Fabrizio Romano. The winger was determined to stay at Camp Nou despite other proposals – the presence of Xavi Hernandez was key.
Dembele’s future has been an open question for many months. The Frenchman joined Barcelona in the summer of 2017 as part of the package to replace Paris Saint-Germain-bound Neymar Junior but failed to live up to the hype – his career at Camp Nou has been blighted by a succession of debilitating injuries.
But since Xavi took over from Ronald Koeman last winter the 24-year-old has managed to put a consistent run of form together for the first time since landing in Catalonia. In the second half of last season he was one of the most lethal forwards in the European game – he contributed a goal and 13 assists in 21 games.
Ousmane Dembélé set to sign new deal with Barcelona, here we go! It’s finally done, two year deal valid until June 2024 now checked by lawyers. 🚨🇫🇷 #FCB
Dembélé wanted to stay at Barcelona despite other proposals – Xavi, key factor. Club statement expected this week. pic.twitter.com/fBEzqEVpFL
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2022