Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi made a resounding decision for Ousmane Dembélé!

Posted on December 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. by AD

At the end of his contract on June 30 with FC Barcelona, ​​Ousmane Dembélé has still not found an agreement with his management to extend. With their backs to the wall, Xavi and Joan Laporta would begin to worry and fear that the Dembélé clan would voluntarily play for time to join a new club freely and for free in the summer of 2022. To avoid this catastrophic scenario at all costs and regain control of this file, the coach and the president of Barça are currently probing the market to complete a sale in January in the event of final failure in the negotiations with Ousmane Dembélé.

During the 2017 summer transfer window, PSG achieved the immense feat of snatching Neymar from FC Barcelona. While the Brazilian's release clause was € 222m, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi did not hesitate to lift it after reaching an agreement with the player. To fill the void left by Neymar, FC Barcelona has decided to bet on Ousmane Dembélé. Thanks to the 222M € collected for the transfer of its former number 11, the Catalan club offered a check of around 135M € to Borussia Dortmund to afford the services of the young French talent. Arrived in Barcelona with the immense task of making people forget the departure of Neymar, Ousmane Dembélé did not fulfill his mission at all. While he was not spared by the physical glitches, the former Stade Rennais has not managed to string together high-level performances since his signing. Which could have caused his departure several times, but no club would have been ready to assume his transfer. Knowing that he will be at the end of his contract on June 30, 2022, FC Barcelona is now back to the wall and would try everything to avoid seeing him leave freely and for free next summer.

Barça probes the market for Ousmane Dembélé

According to information from Marca, disclosed this Thursday afternoon, Barça would like at all costs to extend < strong> Ousmane Dembélé to avoid a departure for 0 € on July 1st. And while the player's agent would always drag its feet during negotiations, Xavi and Joan Laporta would fear the worst. Indeed, the coach and the president of FC Barcelona fear that the Ousmane Dembélé clanis playing the watch voluntarily to be able to negotiate a free transfer in January. As a reminder, players at the end of their contract at the end of a season can officially discuss with a new club from January, even if they will not leave until July. To avoid falling into a possible trap set by Ousmane Dembélé and his agent, the management of FC Barcelona would ensure to regain control of this file. According to the Spanish media, it would therefore probe the market to see if there are possibilities to sell Ousmane Dembélé if the negotiations for an extension were to fail. A way to avoid at all costs a departure for 0 € on July 1st.

An imminent decisive meeting between Barça and the Dembélé clan?

And to put a little more pressure on Ousmane Dembélé and his agent, Xavi and Joan Laporta would have planned to 'organize a decisive meeting with them. Indeed, the technician and the president of Barça would consider meeting the Ousmane Dembélé clan in the coming days to see which direction the negotiations are taking, before definitively sealing the future. of the French striker.

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