Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: The Dembélé soap opera on the verge of totally rocking?

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Posted on November 10, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by BC

At the end of his contract at the end of the season, Ousmane Dembélé has still not managed to reach an agreement with FC Barcelona for an extension, but the arrival of Xavi could speed up negotiations.

After a contrasting stint at FC Barcelona since his arrival in summer 2017, Ousmane Dembélé has been preparing to make a decisive decision for the rest of his career. The French international is currently in his last year of contract and has no shortage of requests for his future, despite his many physical problems. While several Premier League clubs would closely follow the situation of the French striker ( Tottenham , Manchester < strong> United and City ), FC Barcelona are looking for a way to keep it. A perilous mission given the financial problems encountered by the club, but the recent departure of Ronald Koeman could allow this issue to take a decisive turn.

The arrival of Xavi decisive for Dembélé?

In fact, following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman , Xavi took control of FC Barcelona with the intention of launching a new project in which Ousmane Dembélé could play an important role. From the moment he arrived, the former Spanish midfielder made a clear position regarding the future of Dembélé : “For me Dembélé can be the best player in the world at his post. It depends on him, his mentality and whether he gets hurt a little. For me, its extension is a priority. A speech which could carry its noises according to the information leaked by ABC. Tempted by a departure, Ousmane Dembélé would have positively welcomed the exit of Xavi against him and could thus review his position, which will also change that of Barça. Indeed, ABC explains that FC Barcelona was considering parting with Ousmane Dembélé as of this winter or sending him to the stand until at the end of the season if the situation continues. The arrival of Xavi is a game-changer and could allow both parties to find a favorable outcome, optimism is in any case internal since sources close to the club have recently shown their confidence in the subject with the Cadena SER. The countdown is now on, as the player will be free to engage with the club of his choice from January 1, the date on which several contenders could concretely position themselves. According to ABC, Newcastle remains interested and would be willing to offer a signing bonus of € 15m to Ousmane Dembélé together with an annual salary of the same amount. Case to be continued …

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