Barcelona have completed all the necessary paperwork to sign Ousmane Dembele on a contract until the summer of 2024 according to Fabrizio Romano. An official statement and unveiling has been scheduled for later today. The Frenchman is staying.
Xavi Hernandez wanted to sign both Dembele and Brazilian international Raphinha – and he’s gotten both of them. Raphinha joined the club from Leeds United yesterday afternoon and now Dembele’s signature is also imminent. Both players add a real dynamism to Barcelona’s frontline and are exciting arrivals.
Dembele’s future has been up in the air for months. His previous deal expired at the end of June and his representatives had been shopping him around to the rest of the European elite – but the 24-year-old wanted to stay at Barcelona and work with Xavi.
Barcelona finished 13 points behind Real Madrid last season and failed to win any silverware – that’s unacceptable at Camp Nou. Joan Laporta has been working hard all summer to give Xavi the tools to cut that gap next season and return Barcelona to their rightful place – competing for major honours in Spain and Europe.
Paperworks completed for Ousmane Dembélé: new contract signed until June 2024, official statement and unveiling with Barcelona scheduled later today. 🔵🔴 #FCB
Xavi wanted both Dembélé and Raphinha… he will end up with both Dembélé and Raphinha.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 14, 2022