Posted on December 3, 2021 at 11:30 am by HG
While the Ousmane Dembélé file is announced as being deadlocked, Joan Laporta reassured everyone by saying that he was still keen to see him initial a new contract at FC Barcelona.
Arrived at FC Barcelona in 2017 to compensate for the departure of Neymar , Ousmane Dembélé is now heading straight for a free start from the Catalan club. Indeed, the French international will expire his contract on June 30 and, for the moment, he seems to be still very far from extending his lease there. Worse yet, in the last few hours it has been reported that the player has outright turned down his management's offer and that the scenario of a late-season departure is becoming the most likely scenario. This would be a huge blow for FC Barcelona , both economically and sportingly, Xavi never hiding that he greatly appreciates the profile of the former player of < strong> Borussia Dortmund and Stade Rennais . But for now, everything indicates that the Catalan club still refuses to let go so easily Ousmane Dembélé .
“Ousmane Dembélé wants to stay and I know it ”
Indeed, during an interview with TV3, Joan Laporta reaffirmed his desire to see Ousmane Dembélé initial a new lease. Above all, the president of FC Barcelona let go that the 2018 World Champion aims to stay with the Blaugrana. “Ousmane Dembélé wants to stay and I know it, because we have a very good relationship with him, and for us he's a great player and we want him to stay. But these are situations that require negotiation, the representatives want the best for the player, sometimes I make them understand that the best is not just money and I hope it will stay, ”said Joan Laporta in comments reported by Mundo Deportivo.
It remains to be seen whether this desire will indeed come true, even if the trend is no longer necessarily favorable to FC Barcelona , both because of the economic offers that are transmitted to the player and the time that takes the file to move forward. But Joan Laporta will not throw in the towel, and he even dared a crazy comparison between Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé to justify his desire to keep his winger for several more years. “I am enthusiastic about Dembélé, for me he is better than Mbappé and I would very much like him to stay,” said the boss of Barça . It remains to be seen whether Ousmane Dembélé will be touched by this mark of confidence and especially if the negotiations in the direction of a renewal of his ball will finally end up accelerating, and this while the native of Vernon will be free to chat with the team of his choice in less than a month for the next summer transfer window.