Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Newcastle, Saudi Arabia … Laporta can keep hope for Dembélé!

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Posted October 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. by BC

Free at the end of the season, Ousmane Dembélé would appear on the shortlist of Newcastle, recently acquired by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Fund. However, the sporting situation of the English club could lead to this issue.

Joan Laporta finds herself in a delicate situation with Ousmane Dembélé. The latter has entered his last year of contract and FC Barcelona wishes at all costs to prolong it, to avoid seeing it leave for free. But discussions drag on between the two parties, and several suitors would like to take advantage of the situation. According to information from Foot Mercato, Newcastle would have opened discussions with the Dembélé clan. A 5-year contract is said to be under consideration, which would see the striker earn an annual salary of € 15m, with a signing bonus of the same amount. But the financial aspect is not the only determining criterion of this file.

No chance for Dembélé in the event of relegation

Indeed, the continuation of the season of Newcastle promises to be decisive for a possible arrival of Ousmane Dembélé as explained by FM. And for good reason, the Magpies are currently 19th in the Premier League, without any victory on the clock, and are heading straight for relegation if the bad series continues. An arrival of Ousmane Dembélé at Newcastle would then be excluded if Newcastle were to play the Championship next season.

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