Ousmane Dembele receives a new deal from Barcelona
Known Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Ousmane Dembele has a contract offer from Barcelona on the table. The French international has received the Catalan giants’ opening offer. And the player wants to stay at Camp Nou past the summer transfer window; his release clause is worth €50 million.
Since Xavi Hernandez became the manager of Barcelona, Ousmane Dembele has revived his stuttering career. Under previous Barcelona managers, the 25-year-old was ambling around aimlessly. Additionally, his problems with attitude did not help matters. But over the past 18 months, Xavi’s encouraging words have inspired the player.
For Barcelona, the French international has emerged as a key player who frequently contributes solely to victories. With eight goals and seven assists in 30 games this season, he has also been in excellent form. However, Barcelona is in trouble because Dembele’s long-term future is uncertain.
The Catalan powerhouses are eager to keep Dembele at Camp Nou after the summer transfer window closes. Additionally, recent reports claimed that Barcelona wished to start contract renewal discussions with him. The Frenchman, who is a sought-after target due to his €50 million release clause, has now received their opening offer.
The 25-year-old reportedly wants to stay at Camp Nou for the long haul. Additionally, Xavi Hernandez does not even consider selling the player because he views him as “untouchable” on his team. However, a number of prestigious clubs are interested because Dembele has a €50 million release clause.
But Dembele’s position will be a game changer, aiding Barcelona in contract negotiations. Additionally, the two parties should ideally finalize a long-term agreement in the coming months. However, it’s anticipated that the negotiations between Barcelona and the French international take some time.
The Catalan giants want to prevent an incident similar to last summer when Dembele’s contract had expired. Due to his dedication to Xavi’s project, Barcelona was able to keep his services. It will also be interesting to see if, following the opening offer, the two parties can reach a settlement.